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Crash Course in World History - MansaMusa

with Khan Academy

Northern Africa

The Berber Kingdom of Morocco

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of the fascinating old kingdoms of Morocco.

North-Eastern Africa


Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of the old African kingdom of Nubia.


the legacy of King Piye and the Kushite Empire of Egypt

Kingdom of Aksum


Central Africa

Bunyoro and Buganda

West Central Africa

Kingdom of Kongo

Western Africa

Kingdom of Asante

Kingdom of Futa Djallon

The Futa Jallon was a grand kingdom in West Africa from the 1700s-1900s. The Fulani Ethnic Group as well as other ethnic African groups, Arab ethnic groups, and worldly ethnic groups, flourished in this Muslim kingdom. At its height, the kingdom was a very scholarly, sophisticated, medical, astronomy, ethical society. The Imam (King or Ruler) Ruled with ultimate power over the kingdom, which consisted of 9 states.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouta_Djallon

Kingdom of Mali

West African Empire of Mali - Medieval Africa

Kingdoms of Africa West Africa

L'Empire du Mali de Kankou Moussa

Ghana, Mali and Songhai

Ife and Benin


Southern Africa

The Great Zimbabwe

Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of Great Zimbabwe, a symbol of African genius.

Zulu Kingdom