How Did Mansa Musa Influence West Africa

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Mansa Musa was the most known African ruler in the fourteenth century. He was an emperor of the Mali empire. He went on a Religious Pilgrimage to the Mecca which is required now by every Muslim at least once during their entire life. On this four thousand mile trip to Mecca, Musa was able to ensure peace and prosperity in west Africa for decades due to the peace and connections that he established with the middle eastern and European rulers. He was crowned emperor in 1323 and he became the first Muslim ruler in west Africa. On this trip, Musa took along so much gold and was donating lots of it as he went along to many of the countries that were suffering and were less fortunate financially. It was told that his stop in Cairo, Egypt had

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