Many flourishing empires existed in Africa dating as far back as 700AD. These empires were established by indigenous Africans who lived centuries before those who came into contact with the Europeans through trace and later colonisation.
Ancient African civilizations, even though rejected by several western scholars have existed. The pre-advanced states are known for their captivating architecture, trade and governance systems
Empires like the Shanghai, Mali, Ashanti, Ghana and Dahomey Empires are among the most mentioned Empires from Africa.
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Here are seven less known Empires that existed in Ancient African Societies that western history has kept under their sleeves for historical advantage