Mansa Musa was the richest man in all of history – he is the only person in recorded history to have directly controlled the price of gold in the Mediterranean. Find out more about him here:   Further reading TED Ed Lesson on Mansa Musa Burns, Khephra. Mansa Musa. San Diego
MPACUK present to you Abushiri ibn Salim al-Harthi – in 1888 he united Arab traders and African tribes against German colonialism. Further reading: UNESCO – Rediscovering the African Past Oxford Index