Regarding World history, Mali possesses a great amount of wealth as a result of its relationship with one of the richest kings who ever lived. Mali is home to one of the oldest universities in the world .
Sankore University in Timbuktu, the former capital of Mali, was established in 13BC. Its literary result was so huge and included several scholarly works covering the history of Africa and southern Europe, mathematics, law, religion, and medicine. Also, there were manuscripts which accounts for the everyday movement of the stars, as well as cures for everyday illnesses such as malaria, and remedies for menstrual pains.
This prevailing assertion that Africa was without any form of education, and that the white European invaders came to civilize Africa has become weak after the truth was uncovered. In fact, it is vivid that the great learning centers of Africa gave the world much of the needed education and learning we have today. Sankore University in Timbuktu, Mali, was the bedrock of some of the inventions in medicine, law, mathematics and the sciences all around the globe today.
Students from all around the globe studied and earned an education in Timbuktu, of which the university was home to approximately 700,000 ancient manuscripts, transcending almost all branches of knowledge known to man. In a documentary about the university, the speaker mentioned that the manuscripts were sent to France for studying.
Thereafter, it was discovered that the mathematics contained in the manuscript was being studied in two year in the university. That’s what was taught in Sankoren way back in the 16 century!
Their astronomers didn’t use the usual European leap to a sun-centered solar system. Instead, they sprout out far ahead in the mathematics of calendar writing, making crucial headway in trigonometry. The writings provided great detail about the astronomical events six hundred years ago.
Scholars, in a bid to transcribe this treasure trove of literary information, are now confused as to what these early academics knew of chemistry, medicine, botany and climatology.
In a recent survey, a third of young Brits thought Timbuktu was not a real place, much less a great ancient center of learning. They found the place to be both imaginary and mystical.
That is why we take our time to dig deep and present these facts to the world. Africa was/is everything. Those who portray Africa in a primitive and negative light, do so out of envy, spite, greed, and hate.