Africa Summary

  • Last updated on November 11, 2022

A map showing the continent of Africa about 1500.

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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

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