Posts Tagged ‘Office du Niger’

July 2nd, 2009 - 10:13 pm § in Seedrock

The caravans of gold made the Mali Empire a celebrated name far beyond West Africa.

The caravan routes met at Niani and other staging posts, and their protection was a major function of the empire. Gold, salt, copper, and kola nuts were central to Mali’s economy. Following the reign of Sunjata, Mali became the world’s largest producer of gold. Along with the movement of materia[...]