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What led to ghana's decline?

A muslim group called the almoravids came to power in north africa during the 11th century. they wanted other muslims to follow the almoravid interpretation of islam. :-) Full Answer

Why was Morocco named Morocco?

The English name "Morocco" originates from, respectively, the Spanish and Portuguese names "Marruecos" and "Marrocos". These, in turn, derived from "Marrakesh", the medieval Latin name for the former Almoravid dynasty and Almohad Caliphate capital from ancient Morocco. Full Answer

What was the ancient Ghana Empire?

The Ghana Empire (or Wagadou Empire) lasted from c.830 BCE until c.1075 CE. It was not a part of the modern day nation of Ghana, it was in the modern day countries of Mali and Mauritania. It covered an estimated… Full Answer

How did Ghana empire fall?

In 1070, Ghana was a powerful empire abd at its height had over 200,000 warriors. There is no definitive answer about what caused the fall of the empire. However, one theory is Sudanese Berbers invaded Ghana and either conquered or… Full Answer

Which country is the land of setting sun?

Morocco, in Arabic: المغرب‎‎ al-Maghrib /ˈmæɡrɪb/[1] which literally stands for "The Land where the Sun sets" Historically, Maghreb, previously known to Europeans as Barbary Coast or "Barbary States", derived from Berber, before the establishment of modern nation states in the… Full Answer