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History of Nigeria – African History

By |2018-04-13T15:39:43+00:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|

Ngazargamu In the 1500s AD, eastern Nigeria was part of the Islamic Bornu empire. The Bornu built their capital city at Ngazargamu. The Kanem-Bornu ruler Mai Idris Alawma ruled Ngazargamu in the late 1500s. At that time, Ngazargamu was a big walled city. It had organized city planning and wide, straight streets. About [...]

History of Chad – African History

By |2018-04-13T14:28:45+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Africa, History|

History of Chad: Lake Chad Bornu Empire in Chad The Bornu empire - ruled by Muslims - controlled most of Chad at the end of the Middle Ages, with their capital at Ngazargamu in eastern Nigeria. The Bornu controlled a large area sometimes as far north as southern Libya and sometimes considerably west [...]