The famous Mansa Musa ruled Mali from c. 1312 to 1337. His reign was defined by the world-famous pilgrimage he made in 1324 to the holy city of Mecca. Today we hear that story and learn a bit more about the real Mansa Musa.
Between intrigue, diplomacy and war, Musa was a busy king. But under him - and his immediate successors - Mali was at the peak of its power and influence.