23 Most Famous and Powerful kingdoms/Empires in the History of Afrika – Know who you Are

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1) The Songhai Empire (1401-1600): Niger ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช, Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Mauritania ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท, Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Nigeria๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ, The Gambia๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, Algeria (south) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ, Burkina-Faso๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ, and Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, Chad ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ

2) The Kingdom of Kemet and Cush over 11k history before 11nvaders, Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

3) Great Ile-Ife Kingdom (300โ€“500 BC) ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

4). The Great Igala/Attagara Kingdom (800BC – 1700 AD)- Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ/Uganda/Kenya/South Sudan/Congo/Sierra Leone

5) The Aksumite( Axum) Empire(100-940 CE) CE)โ€”Ethiopia/Eritrea ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น/๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท

6) The Mali Empire (1235 to 1670) – Mali ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Burkina Faso ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ, Niger ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช, Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ, The Gambia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ, Guinea-Bissau ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ, Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

7) The Great Benin Empire(900s -1897AD) – ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

8) The Empire of Ghana( Wagadu 601 – 1240) – Mauritania ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท, Senegal๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ

9) The Great Zimbabwe Empire (1220-1450 CE)- ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ

10) The Ethiopian Empire ( Abyssinia ) 1270 (beginning of Solomonid Dynasty) until 1974 – Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น

11) The Kingdom of Kush (1069 BCE and 350 CE) – Sudan/ South Sudan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ/๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ

12) The Kingdom of Kongo ( 1301 – 1665 ) – Angola ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด DRC ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Congo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ and Gabon ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

13) The Oyo Empire.(1300s-1835) – Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

14) The Carthage Empire (814 BCโ€“146 BC)- Tunisia ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ

15) Kanem-Bornu Empire. (1396-1893)- Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

16) The Mutapa Empire (c. 1450-1629)- Zimbabwe/Mozambique ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ/๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

17) Ashanti Empire. (1701 to 1901)- Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ

18) The Aro Confederacy (1690โ€“1902)- Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

19) The Jolof Empire. (1350 to 1549)- Senegal ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ

20) The Kingdom of Nri (1100 until 1911)- Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

21) The Luba Empire.(1585โ€“1889) – DRC ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

22) The Nok Civilization.(1500 BC โ€” c. 500) AD- Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

23) The Zulu Empire (1816-1897)- South Africa ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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