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Brief History Of Africa Before Colonialism — How did we get there?

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Africa was riding high before colonialism, so how did the history of Africa take such a dramatic turn from the wealthy empires of Egypt, Ghana, Mali, and Songhai to the Atlantic slave trade and the colonial era? Key events in history of Africa before colonialism help to explain the rise and fall of the continent.

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Table of Contents:
01:01 – Intro
03:11 – Egypt and World Trade
03:44 – Greece and Rome in North Africa
05:38 – Islamic Expansion
06:28 – West Africa’s Rise: Ghana Mali & Songhai
09:15 – West Africa’s Demise
13:32 – Question of the Day


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