Fascinating People, Fascinating Places

Fascinating People, Fascinating Places


The Songhai Empire: Africa's Forgotten Super State

July 22, 2022

On the periphery of the Malian city of Gao, close to the banks of the River Niger, sits an extraordinary pyramid-like structure. Standing 17 meters tall, and reportedly constructed with mud and wood shipped in from Mecca, some 7,000 kilometers away, it is