Mali Empire

Mali Empire

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  • Cities of Mali became important trading centers for all of West Africa, also famous centers of wealth, culture and learning.
  • The Kurukan Fuga of Mali Empire was created after 1235 by nobles to create a government for newly establishe empire. 
  • After the fall of the Kingdom of Ghana, the Mali Empire rose to dominate West Africa.
  • During his rule,Mansa Musa doubled the land area of Mali and it became a larger kingdom than any in Europe at the time.
  •  Timbuktu, an important city in Mali, became one of the major cultural centers not only of Africa but of the entire world. 
  • Libraries/Islamic universities were built.It became meeting places of the finest poets, scholars and artists of Africa,Middle East.
  • The Kingdom of Mali had a semi-democratic government with one of the world’s oldest known constitutions 
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