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Mali In Depth ❴Download❵ ➻ Mali In Depth Author Peace Corps – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Malians take great pride in their ancestry Mali is the heir to the succession of ancient African empires—Ghana Mande Malinke and Songhai—that occupied the West African savannah These empires contr Malians take great pride in their ancestry Mali is the heir to the succession of ancient African empires—Ghana Mande Malinke and Songhai—that occupied the West African savannah These empires controlled Saharan trade Mali In ePUB ↠ and were in touch with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern centers of civilization The Ghana empire dominated by the Soninke or Sarakole people was centered in the area along the modern day Mali Mauritania border It was a powerful trading state from to AD In the Malinke people of the small state of Kangaba became involved in a struggle for independence Their leader a young man named Sundiata Keita fielded an impressive army to meet the intruding Tekrur forces The decisive battle was fought on a plain just north of present day Bamako and Sundiata emerged victorious Building on this success Sundiata established the Mali Empire one of the great empires of that era After his death his successors continued the expansion of the empire in both wealth and territory The zenith of Mali’s power and prestige occurred during the reign of Mansa Kankan Musa from to Covering than million suare kilometers the empire centered around the great bend of the Niger River and dominated the profitable trade between North and sub Saharan Africa The rulers of Mali and their followers were converts to Islam and Mansa Musa became one of the legendary leaders of that faith Timbuktu the empire’s capital became a center of Muslim scholarship with a university containing libraries uneualed anywhere in Africa or Europe at that time The Mali Empire began a slow decline after Mansa Musa’s reign but remained powerful into the middle of the th century The Songhai Empire with its capital in Gao predominated throughout the th century Its great builders Sunni Ali and Askia Mohamed were eual in historical importance to Sundiata and Mansa Musa At its peak under Askia Mohamed the Songhai Empire encompassed the Hausa States as far as Kano in modern day Nigeria and northern Cameroon Timbuktu remained a center of commerce and Islamic faith throughout the period The Songhai Empire was destroyed in by a Moroccan invasion directed by Djoudder French intrusions into present day Mali began in about It took approximately years of battles and broken treaties for the French to finally subjugate the Malian people The campaign ended with the capture of the Malinke leader Samory in Colonialism broke up traditional African patterns replacing egalitarian relationships with those of dependence on European powers It also set in motion some negative forces such as one crop economics and established unrealistic political boundaries that have created significant challenges for today’s independent African governments Following Mali’s independence from France in the new government under the leadership of Modibo Keita moved uickly to place Malians in charge of all public institutions In November a military coup put Lieutenant Moussa Traoré in power a position he held until At that point a democratic revolution led to the creation of a new Constitution and the first democratically elected president Alpha Oumar Konaré in and again in .

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  • 55 pages
  • Mali In Depth
  • Peace Corps
  • English
  • 02 February 2016