ruler of Mali who made a pilgrimage to Mecca-converted to Islam
N. African traveler/historian - wrote in detail about his journeys through Islamic Africa (1300s)
the first W. African kingdom based on the gold and salt trade
Mali trading city that became a center of wealth and learning
Empire created by indigenous Muslims in western Sudan of West Africa from the thirteenth to fifteenth century. It was famous for its role in the trans-Saharan gold trade.