Flourishing ancient African kingdoms largely depended on their warriors and military for protection and expansion. A strong military guaranteed that many larger kingdoms were feared by smaller ones and maintained their dominance for many centuries.
The earliest mention of ancient African army is found in the history of ancient Egypt, one of Africa’s earliest known civilisations. Many other ancient kingdoms had equally strong warriors, some including the Ghana and Mali Empire and the Dahomey warriors who were an all-female army.
So how did these warriors train and prepare for war? How were they able to fight against surprise attacks and maintain the power of their kings and kingdom?
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