Ancient Ghana began about 7th century. This flag is a part of the Republic of Ghana, not ancient Ghana. Ghana was one of the first empires in West Africa. The people of Ghana grew wealthy from trade. They would trade gold for salt! Ghana began to fall about 11th century. Ghana today is a republic. It is located in the west part of Africa.
Mali was one of the other west African empire. The image above is Mali's new peace accord. Mali, like Ghana, vazlued trade for wealth. At the beginning of the expansion, Mali conquered Songhai (Songhay). But when Mali began to decline, Songhai got their independence through rebellion. Mali today is a country that has a democratic republic, until a military coup in 2012. Mali got rich mainly from trading gold for salt. One of their most famous rulers was Mansa Musa. Mali began to decline the same as Ghana did....................................... ;0