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The background of History
Rainfall in West Africa vegetation and total area affected by tsetse fly
Horsecart chariot trails across the ancient Sahara
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Akan Akwamu alafin Almoravid ancestors Ancient Ghana army Asante Askia Muhammad Bambara became began Benin Berber Bornu called capital captives cavalry Cayor central centre Chapter chiefs cities civilisation coast coastal Dahomey Denkyira descent-lines Dutch Dyula early eastern Egypt eighteenth century Elmina emperor empire of Mali Europe European example families forest Fulani Futa Toro gold groups Guinea Hausa Hausaland Idris Alooma Igbo important invasion Islam ivory Jenne Jolof Jukun Kanem Kanem-Bornu Kano king's kings lands leader lived Mandinka Mansa markets merchants Middle Niger modern Ghana Moroccan Musa Muslim neighbours Nigeria non-Muslim North Africa organised political Poro Portuguese prosperous raiding region reigned religion religious River routes ruled rulers Sahara sea-merchants Segu Senegal seventeenth Sierra Leone sixteenth century slave trade soldiers Songhay empire Sumanguru Sunni Takrur Timbuktu towns traditions Tuareg wealth West Africa Western Sudan Wolof Yoruba