Ancient/Modern Africa Timeline

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  • 570

    c. 570 AD, Muhammad was born. He became the Prophet of Islam, one of the world's largest religions.

  • Period: 570 to Jun 8, 632

    Muhammad's Lifetime

    c. 570 AD, Muhammad was born. He became the Prophet of Islam, one of the world's largest religions.
  • Jan 1, 613

    Muhammad begins to spread the Islamic word

    Muhammad begins to spread the Islamic word
  • Mar 27, 622

    Muhammad Leave Mecca and goes to Medina to escape from assasanation plot

    Muhammad Leave Mecca and goes to Medina to escape from assasanation plot
  • Jun 1, 630

    People of Mecca accept Islam as their religion after years of fighting.

  • Period: Jan 1, 800 to Dec 31, 1235

    Ghana Empire

    c. 300 with groups banding together for protection against nomadic herds the Ghana Empire begins c. 800 AD & ends c. 1200 AD partly due to: Invasion, Overgrazing and Internal Rebelion.
  • Mar 27, 800

    Ghana Controls West African trade routes & establishes a Merchant Tax (increasing Ghana's wealth)

  • Mar 27, 850

    Muslim Scholars start laying Algebra foudation

  • Mar 27, 1060

    North African Muslims "Almoravids" Invaded Ghana. This begins the fall of Ghana.

  • Period: Dec 31, 1235 to Dec 31, 1500

    Mali Empire

  • Period: Mar 27, 1312 to Mar 27, 1337

    Mansa Musa Rules Mali

  • Mar 27, 1324

    Mansa Musa begins pilgrimage to Mecca

  • Period: Mar 27, 1400 to

    Songhai

  • Apr 27, 1400

    Songhai Begins to attack Mali

  • Mar 27, 1431

    Tuareg Nomads seize Timbuktu.

  • Mar 27, 1464

    Sunni Ali becomes ruler of the Songhai

  • Period: to

    Modern Day Africa

  • South Africa is grated independance from the British

    British granted South Africa independence in 1910, but gave power only to white people.
  • The start of Apartheid

    In 1948, the National Party gained office in an election where only white people were allowed to vote. The party began a policy of racial segregation known as apartheid, which means “apartness.”
  • Nelson Mandela in prisoned.

    Nelson Mandela led a black liberation group that opposed South Africa’s white government and apartheid. Mandela was in prisons for 27 years.
  • Period: to

    Nelson Mandela prison term

  • The HIV/AIDS epidemic emerged in South Africa

  • Global concern for Ethiopia's widespread Famine

    Ethiopia's famine crisis becomes globally known.
  • Apartheid Laws change.

    White South African yielded to world pressure and domestic violence in 1990 by repealing most of the apartheid laws. Three years later, a new constitution gave people of all races the right to vote, and the following year South Africans elected a black man, Nelson Mandela, as president.
  • Rwandan Civil War

    Rwandan Genocide was the 1994 mass murder of an estimated 800,000 people.
  • World Cup hosted in Africa