The Kanem Bornu empire as history has it fell due to the Jihad led by radical Usman Dan fodio. what if the jihad was unsuccessful? the Kanem-bornu empire would have been one of the strongest dynasty in the world today. the civilization would certainly have advanced and the Mai would certainly have resisted the invasion of the west. Islam would obviously not have been the dominating religion and the culture of this people would be very much preserved.
this is done for the CGMA Alternate Histories and Parallel Universe Contest