AISSA KOLI Biography

Queen of Kanem-Bornu. Born 1497; died 1504; dau. of Ali Gaji Zanani, ruler of Kanem-Bornu, located in West Africa; her mother was a Bulala.

Succeeding her father, ruled Kanem-Bornu for 7 years—the fixed term of rule in many African nations; when a brother who had been put in protective exile was discovered and became king (1504), continued as his advisor.

See also Women in World History.