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Ajuran Empire (13th century – late 17th century )

The Ajuran Sultanate was a Somali Muslim empire that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages. The empire left an extensive architectural legacy, being one of the major medieval Somali powers engaged in castle- and fortress-building.

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Sao Civilization (sixth century B.C. to late 16th century A.D.)

The Sao civilization flourished in Middle Africa from around the sixth century B.C. to as late as the 16th century A.D. The Sao lived by the Chari River south of Lake Chad in territory that later became part of Cameroon and Chad. 

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The Ethiopian Empire

The Ethiopian Empire also known as Abyssinia, covered a geographical area that the present-day northern half of Ethiopia covers. It existed from approximately 1137 (beginning of Zagwe Dynasty) until 1975 when the monarchy was overthrown in a coup d’état.  

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Virtual Travel Destination: Mali

Last week, we were in Albania. This week, we are going to…

Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa located next to Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. 972 more words

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Mali Empire

After the fall of the Kingdom of Ghana, the Mali Empire rose to dominate West Africa. Located on the Niger River to the west of Ghana in what is today Niger and Mali, the empire reached its peak in the 1350s.

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Kingdom of Ghana

Centered in what is today Senegal and Mauritania, the Kingdom of Ghana dominated West Africa between about 750 and 1078 A.D. Famous to North Africans as the “Land of Gold,” Ghana was said to possess sophisticated methods of administration and taxation, large armies, and a monopoly over notoriously well-concealed gold mines.

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Septimius Severus: First African Ruler of Rome

There has been a lot of debates about Septimius and if he had any ancestral ties to Saharan Africans.

The birth of Septimius Severus in 145 A.D.

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