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The Story of Africa - Islam : BBC World Service
- A history of Islam in Africa; includes articles about Muslim practice and activity on the continent, regional variations, a timeline, bibliography and links.
Early African Empires and their Global Connections
- A brief overview of the empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhay, and significant rulers.
Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan
- Histories of Mali, Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland, with sections on trade in the Sahel, and on Islam. Also includes a photo gallery and glossary.
Medieval Sourcebook: Abu Uthman al-Jahiz
- A translation of an excerpt from "The Essays" (c 860 CE) on the Zanj (Black Africans of East Africa).
US Library of Congress - Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu
- Online exhibition presents manuscripts from Timbuktu, covering the 16th to the 18th centuries.
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