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  • The Songhai Empire took place from 1464-1591, but in the 1400's the empire was under the Mali Empire's rule,
  • The Songhai Empire was located in West Africa along the Niger River.
  • The Songhai Empire was first ruled by Sunni Ali, then he was later captured by by the Mali Empire as a prisoner.
  • Then in 1464 Ali escaped and took control of a city named Gao and  took over creating the began to conquer tradeing land such as Timbuktu and Djenne. 
  • In 1493 Askia Muhammad took the throne of the Songhai Empire, putting it at the peak of empire's power.
  • Askia Muhammah was a devoted Muslim apart of the religion Islam the Songhai Culture became Muslim.
  • The government was divided into five sections between the judges and town chief, each led by a devoted Muslim. Every section led a section under the had duty to fulfill.
  • Slave trade was an important part of the Songhai Empire because they were used for important things such as  transporting good from  place, to place.
  • Mid-1500's the Songhai Empire began to fall because a civil war broke out and inertial strife. By 1591 the Moroccan Army invaded and took over Timbuktu and Gao, causing the empire to collapse.
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