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Sunni Ali, a dynamic 15th-century Muslim ruler, forged the powerful Songhai Empire in West Africa. Ascending to the throne in 1464, he displayed remarkable military genius, expanding the empire's borders through conquest. Famed for his innovative naval forces on the Niger River, Sunni Ali dominated trade and territory.

His leadership prowess encompassed not only military might but also administrative reforms that enhanced governance and justice. His reign facilitated economic growth and cultural exchange, contributing to Timbuktu's scholarly repute. His era eventually paved the way for the illustrious reign of Askia the Great. Sunni Ali's story highlights both his transformative influence on West Africa and the intricate interplay of power and progress in historical narratives.

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