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Akan Akwamu alafin Ancient Ghana armies Asante Askia Muhammad became began Benin Berber Bornu buktu called caravan cavalry central centre chiefs cities civilisation coast coastal Dahomey Denkyira Dyula early east eastern Guinea Elmina emperor empire of Mali Europe European forest lands formed Fulani Futa Toro gold Hausa Hausaland Idris Idris Alooma important influence invasion Islam Ivory Jenne Jukun Kanem Kanem-Bornu Kangaba Kano king Kumbi Lake Chad later leaders lived Mandinka Mansa Musa markets merchants modern Ghana Moroccan Muslim neighbours Niger delta Nigeria non-Muslim North Africa northward Nupe organisation Osei peace political Portuguese prosperity raiding reigned religion river routes rule rulers Sahara sea-merchants Segu Senegal ships Sierra Leone sixteenth century slave trade soldiers Songhay southern strong Sumanguru Sundiata Sunni Tekrur Tengella Timbuktu towns traditions Tuareg wealth West Africa western region Western Sudan Woloff Yoruba