Ancient kingdoms Western Africa

  The Sahel region of Africa is a 3,860-kilometre arc-like land mass lying to the immediate south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the breadth of the African continent.      Sahel stretches from Senegal on the Atlantic coast, through parts of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Sudan to Eritrea… Continue reading Ancient kingdoms Western Africa

Africa – migration and kingdoms

  The most important thing to note is that a large part of Africa is unsuitable for dense settlement.  Africa was on the backend of centuries of slave exports and war. The late stages of the 19th-century would see it deal with famines and the introduction of polio and rinderpest into the continent.  Historically kingdoms… Continue reading Africa – migration and kingdoms