Africa Summary

  • Last updated on November 11, 2022

A map showing the continent of Africa about 1500.





Rise of the Akan Kingdoms

Songhai Empire Dominates the Western Sudan

Fall of the Songhai Empire

Mombasa, Malindi, and Kilwa Reach Their Height

Founding of Elmina

Portuguese Establish a Foothold in Africa

Trans-Saharan Trade Enriches Akan Kingdoms

Decline of the Ḥafṣid Dynasty

Ethiopia’s Early Solomonic Period Ends

Saՙdī Sharifs Come to Power in Morocco

Holy Roman Empire Attacks Ottomans in Algiers

Categories: History