Encyclopaedia Africana M March 20, 2021 MANSA MUSA

In addition to encouraging the arts and architecture, he also funded literature and built schools, libraries and mosques. Timbuktu soon became a centre of education and people travelled from around the world to study at what would become the Sankore University.

Encyclopaedia Africana H February 26, 2021 HABIB KOITE

Habib has sold more than 400,000 albums, and performed at more than 1,700 concerts around the world. His sublime musical offerings always have one foot firmly planted in the richness of the continent of our shared origin.

Encyclopaedia Africana T August 28, 2020 TOMB OF ASKIA (MALI)

The dramatic 17-m pyramidal structure of the Tomb of Askia was built by Askia Mohamed, the Emperor of Songhai, in 1495 in his capital Gao.

Encyclopaedia Africana T August 28, 2020 TIMBUKTU (MALI)

Brief synthesis Located at the gateway to the Sahara desert, within the confines of the fertile zone of the Sudan  and in an exceptionally  propitious site near to the river, Timbuktu is one of the cities of Africa whose name is the most heavily charged with history. Founded in the 5th century, the economic and …

D Encyclopaedia Africana August 28, 2020 OLD TOWNS OF DJENNE (MALI)

The property is an ensemble that over many years has symbolised the typical African city.

Encyclopaedia Africana S August 18, 2020 THE SONGHAI EMPIRE

The Songhai Empire was based in West Africa, south of the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River and Senegal River. At its peak, it stretched well over 1,000 miles covering land in nations that we know today as Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea and Mauritania, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

A Encyclopaedia Africana August 3, 2020 Adama Traoré

The family insisted that someone, somewhere, had lied about what happened that night.

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