Gao & the Niger River

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by UN Photo/Harandane Dicko
published on 20 February 2019

An aerial view of Gao and the Niger River in Mali, West Africa. The river and trade along it were fundamental in the rise of African empires such as the Mali Empire (1240-1645 CE).

Photo Credit: UN Photo/Harandane Dicko

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