Documentary: Ancient West African Megacities

From Fri Feb 8 2013, 21:59:32

Duration: 7 mins - Centuries BEFORE the coming of Islam and before the days of the Songhay, Mali and Ghana Empires (and thus before Timbuktu was built), there were some massive cities in the Niger basin region which rivalled those of Mesopotamia. This is an excellent short documentary worth watching. African history afterall is not all [...]

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Niger:   Terrorisme - Les chefs d'Etat-major du Niger et de la Françe échangent sur la question (news)
Les Dépêches de Brazzaville
9 October 2015

En France dans le cadre d'un voyage officiel, le chef d'Etat-major des armées du Niger, le général Seyni Garba, a rencontré son homologue français le ... [read more]

Africa:   High Stakes As Elections Loom (analysis)
Institute for Security Studies
6 October 2015

The African Union's (AU) early warning system will be working overtime in the next few weeks as Africa heads into a series of high-risk elections. [read more]

Africa:   Battling the Resource Curse (analysis)
Africa In Fact
1 October 2015

Oil company buildings can be seen for miles in the oilfields of South Sudan: vast structures glittering with light and promise in an area of mud huts with no electricity. Or, as Celeste Hicks puts it, ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!

Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...