This African kingdom practiced democracy long before Abraham Lincoln’s definition

Many years before the colonial invasion of Africa, there existed one of the most powerful kingdoms between what is now modern-day Mauritius and Mali, located at the south of the Sahara Desert and northwest of the Senegal and Niger Rivers.

The Ghana Kingdom that existed between 830-1235AD remains one of the strongest ever and richest African kingdoms with a rich culture. It is often mistaken for modern-day Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast.

Before thriving as a successful kingdom, the kings and leaders of Ghana were authoritarians and very particular about taxes. They gained more power by intelligent exploitation and trade passing. The kings also acted as the leaders of the traditional cult. They were served by subjects and priests who were practically made to worship…

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