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    The first Fulani Empire: Inside Futa jallon,the land of Honey and milk (photos)

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    Naija247news Editorial Team
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    As in the Imamate of Futa Toro,the Muslim and traditionalist Fula of Futa Jallon lived side-by-side. Then, according to traditional accounts, a 17th-century war erupted. In 1725, the Muslim Fulɓe took complete control of Futa Jallon after the battle of Talansan and set up the first of many Fula theocratic Empire.

    Karamokho Alfa was appointed Emir al-Mu’minin (“Commander of the Faithful”) and first Almami of the Imamate of Futa Jalon. He died in 1751 and was succeeded by Emir Ibrahim Sori, who consolidated the power of the Islamic state. Futa Jallon’s theocratic model which later inspire the Fula state of Futa Toro.

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