Mansa Musa, fourteenth century emperor of the Mali Empire, is the medieval African ruler most known to the world outside Africa.  His elaborate pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca in 1324 introduced him to rulers in the Middle East and in Europe.  His leadership of Mali, a state which stretched across two thousand miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Chad and which included all or parts of the modern nations of Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad, ensured decades of peace and prosperity in Western Africa.  

Musa’s pilgrimage to Mecca brought Mali to the attention of Europe.
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Si Mansa Musa ay naging tanyag danil isa siya sa naging pinuno ng Imperyong Mali na nagpahalaga sa karunungan at pananampalataya.
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