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Askia Muhammaed Toure King of Songhay (1493-1529) A devout Muslim, Askia “The Great” ruled and administered Songhay strictly according to Islamic law. He united the entire central region of the Western Soudan, and established a governmental machine that is still revered today for its detail and efficiency.

Askia Muhammaed Toure King of Songhay (1493-1529) A devout Muslim, Askia “The Great” ruled and administered Songhay strictly according to Islamic law. He united the entire central region of the Western Soudan, and established a governmental machine that is still revered today for its detail and efficiency.

Thutmose III Pharaoh of Egypt - Thutmose III Pharaoh of Egypt (753-712 BC) Antonio Wade (1962-)  Thutmose was known for giving those he conquered the choice to join his kingdom. For the first time in history the entire Nile Valley, from the Mediterranean to the borders of modern Ethiopia, was united under one monarch. By 743 BC the majority of the Egyptians looked upon Thutmose as the ruler of Egypt and Kush.

Thutmose III Pharaoh of Egypt - Thutmose III Pharaoh of Egypt (753-712 BC) Antonio Wade (1962-) Thutmose was known for giving those he conquered the choice to join his kingdom. For the first time in history the entire Nile Valley, from the Mediterranean to the borders of modern Ethiopia, was united under one monarch. By 743 BC the majority of the Egyptians looked upon Thutmose as the ruler of Egypt and Kush.

During his Hajj in 1324, Mansa Musa of Mali gave away almost all his money to the poor he met along the way.  To read more about Mali and its rich history go to http://lostislamichistory.com/2012/09/20/a-gold-mine-in-the-desert-the-story-of-mali/

During his Hajj in 1324, Mansa Musa of Mali gave away almost all his money to the poor he met along the way. To read more about Mali and its rich history go to http://lostislamichistory.com/2012/09/20/a-gold-mine-in-the-desert-the-story-of-mali/

Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia. Le Petit Journal. 1895.

Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia. Le Petit Journal. 1895.

Three Muslim empires were kmown as the "gunpowder empires." One, the Mughal Empire expanded out of the more traditionally Islamic areas as far as southern India, leaving behind Muslim cultures when it eventually receded.

Three Muslim empires were kmown as the "gunpowder empires." One, the Mughal Empire expanded out of the more traditionally Islamic areas as far as southern India, leaving behind Muslim cultures when it eventually receded.

In 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Corporation began commissioning a series of paintings and accompanying mini-histories of great African kings and queens of history, hoping to appeal to African-American ...

Budweiser’s “Great Kings and Queens of Africa” in Retrospect

In 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Corporation began commissioning a series of paintings and accompanying mini-histories of great African kings and queens of history, hoping to appeal to African-American ...

Mutapa Matope was the greatest conqueror of early Mutapas (Mutapa means Emperor). He was descendant of Mutapa Mutota (12th/13th century AD) who brought order, a central authority & discipline to early southern African towns. Mutapa Matope conquered and unified various parts of southern Africa, creating the Kingdom of Mutapa. His networked empire offered peace security that allowed Gold and Ivory trade to flourish in this region.

Mutapa Matope was the greatest conqueror of early Mutapas (Mutapa means Emperor). He was descendant of Mutapa Mutota (12th/13th century AD) who brought order, a central authority & discipline to early southern African towns. Mutapa Matope conquered and unified various parts of southern Africa, creating the Kingdom of Mutapa. His networked empire offered peace security that allowed Gold and Ivory trade to flourish in this region.

ETHIOPIAN WARRIORS 1:Infantry swordsmen.2:Infantry officer,Tigre.3:Amhare rifleman,Shewa.

ETHIOPIAN WARRIORS 1:Infantry swordsmen.2:Infantry officer,Tigre.3:Amhare rifleman,Shewa.

The Richest Person Of All-Time: Musa I was the Mansa (the emperor) of Mali for 25 years in the 1300’s. The Mali Empire had a vast amount of wealth at the time. The family had just about every valuable asset in their region of the world for a very long time, so Musa I controlled most everything. Mansa wasn’t the only title he had, as Musa I ended up with over a dozen titles. He constructed an empire, and made himself the wealthiest man to ever live.

The Richest Person Of All-Time: Musa I was the Mansa (the emperor) of Mali for 25 years in the 1300’s. The Mali Empire had a vast amount of wealth at the time. The family had just about every valuable asset in their region of the world for a very long time, so Musa I controlled most everything. Mansa wasn’t the only title he had, as Musa I ended up with over a dozen titles. He constructed an empire, and made himself the wealthiest man to ever live.

The Battle of Adwa, in which Ethiopian forces under Emperor Menelik II united to defeat an invading force of Italian troops, was one of the most significant turning points in the history of modern Africa. It occurred, in 1896, when the “colonial era” was well advanced on the African continent, and it served notice that Africa was not just there “for the taking” by European powers.

The Battle of Adwa, in which Ethiopian forces under Emperor Menelik II united to defeat an invading force of Italian troops, was one of the most significant turning points in the history of modern Africa. It occurred, in 1896, when the “colonial era” was well advanced on the African continent, and it served notice that Africa was not just there “for the taking” by European powers.

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