Mali History

Mali History

Settled since prehistoric times, the great empires of Gana and Songhai as well as the empire of Mali, founded by the Malinke in the 13th century, developed on the territory of today’s Mali. Sundjata Keita (around 1230–55), who is considered the first emperor of Mali, defeated the king of the Sosso (a Soninkevolk) in 1235 […]

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Mali Overview

Mali is a coastal state in West Africa. Mali, the seventh largest country in Africa, borders Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania. Capital: Bamako Biggest city: Bamako State: republic Language: French Religion: Islam Surface: 1,240,000 km Population: 15.5 million (2013) Population density: 11 residents per km² Life expectancy: 52 years Illiteracy: […]

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