|Biographical detail : ||A West African monarch of Songhal, Sudan.
Sonni Ali was enthroned in 1464. In 1468 the Muslims of Timbuktu, which was the chief city of Mali, asked his assistance in overthrowing the Berbers who were in control of the city. He conquered the city and the city of Jenne in 1473. He divided the conquered territories and appointed trusted people to govern them.