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Djenné

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Jenné

(both: jĕnā`), town, S central Mali, on the Bani River. It is an agricultural market center. The nearby, pre-Islamic ruins of Jenné-Jeno, which at its height may have been a city of more than 15,000 people, date back to 250 B.C. In the 13th cent., Djenné itself became a great market for gold, slaves, and salt. It rivaled TimbuktuTimbuktu
, city (1987 pop. 31,925), central Mali, near the Niger River. Connected with the Niger by a series of canals, Timbuktu is served by the small river port of Kabara.
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 in prosperity and Muslim culture, and many merchants from North Africa were attracted to it. Djenné resisted a series of attacks by the kings of ancient Mali but finally fell c.1473. The city became an important center for Muslim learning in the 17th cent.; it was occupied by the French in the late 19th cent. There are numerous archaeological sites and several examples of Muslim architecture, including a fine mosque that is the largest mud-brick building in the world.
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He said schoolchildren in the ancient Islamic site of Djenne will cheerfully take a break from their dutiful study of the Quran to show visitors around and share their heritage.
He revealed instead the Asante's relations with Northern Africa (mainly through records written in Arabic) through the great trading post at Djenne.
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In spite of the painful events, Aga Khan Foundation is one of the few non-governmental structures that is working with rural populations on the ground," Levy Dougnan, a reporter with Radio Jamana Djenne, wrote in an article in Les Echos, a French-language newspaper published in Bamako.
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He also described "pure gold coins without inscription" at another major town, Djenne (Brown 1896: 822).
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25 million loan agreement between the Saudi Development Fund (SDF) and the Republic of Mali to finance the Djenne dam project was signed here today on the sidelines of the 36th annual meeting of the IDB Board of Governors.