We can learn many things from ancient Africa, but to me the most prominent lesson is that good leadership is very important. Just look at Mansa Musa, who built cities, markets, universities, and more. The man could control the value of one of the top currencies in the world just by going on a shopping spree! And, because of his skill and riches, Mali became one of the most profitable empires of the ancient world. With all this controversy in our nation about politics and war, maybe we could use a Mansa Musa right about now.