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Empires of Africa

Can you name these empires, kingdoms, and sultanates which ruled in Africa throughout history?
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Last updated: March 22, 2024
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Started in one of the cradles of civilization, lasted from for over 3000 years
Egypt
The king's pilgrimage to Mecca was so lavish it caused inflation
Mali
Home to legends such as Hannibal and Queen Dido
Carthage
Britain's greatest defeat against a native African force was with them during the colonization of South Africa
Zulu
Empire which grew from the Trans-Saharan trade of salt and gold during the 1200s
Ghana
Took advantage of the fall of the above to create the largest empire in West African history
Songhai
Under Menelik II, this was one of the only empires to avoid European colonization
Ethiopia
Their sack of Rome gives us a word meaning "destruction or damage to public or private property"
Vandals
Trans-Saharan trading empire based around Lake Chad
Kanem
Successor of the above in the late 1300s
Bornu
In the early 1800s, this sultanate was united with Oman
Zanzibar
Empire spreading from Morocco to Libya before becoming the Roman province of "New Africa"
Numidia
Bantu kingdom with a Tutsi ruling class founded in the 15th century
Rwanda
The most successfully empire of Nubia, eventually controlling the Northern half of the Nile
Kush
Islamic Caliphate who traced their ancestry to Muhammad's daughter
Fatimid Caliphate
Christian kingdom which was a repeated enemy of Portugal in Angola
Kongo
In 1976 they changed the word "republic" in their name to "empire. In 1979 it changed back
Central African Empire
Empire near modern Eritrea home to a monumental obelisk
Aksum
Group of kingdoms in Nigeria whose descendants make up 86 million people across West Africa
Hausa
This sultanate was the first nation to recognize the United States
Morocco
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