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The ancient kingdom of Ghana is the first to be established at the southern end of the Saharan trade routes c. 1000 A Muslim dynasty is established at Gao, on the Niger c. 1050
Timeline 200,000 BC Homo erectus, the predecessor of Homo sapiens, occupies much of West Africa, as suggested by the tools and other artefacts found in Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and elsewhere. From 5000 BC
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Yoruba (Oyo) empire: It began in 1400 and ended in 1904.At its height from mid-seventeenth century to late eighteenth century. In Western Africa and had almost all of the Yoruba-speaking people under its control. Had a strong military and political system, and was the only African empire to use a cavalry.
History Timeline- Chronology of Important Events WEST AFRICA, EARLY HISTORY Archaeological evidence indicates that present-day Ghana has been inhabited for many thousand years. The region shares...
A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF AFRICA c. 100,000 BC Humans migrate from Africa to other parts of the world C. 5,000 BC Farming begins in Egypt C. 3,118 BC King Menes unites the kingdoms of Upper and Lower in Egypt
(Nigeria, NG, West Africa) One of the most affluent of all the countries in Africa today, Nigeria comes from humble origins. Discovered by the Portuguese and eventually colonised by the British, it achieved independence in 1960, before its big oil find in the 1970s.
In West Africa, explorers and government officials such as the French Louis Bouët and Jules Itier were among the first to employ this technology as they traveled along the Atlantic coast in the early 1840s.
Iron smelting and forging technologies may have existed in West Africa among the Nok culture of Nigeria as early as the sixth century B.C.