Following his victory at Kirina, Sundiata Keita united the twelve towns of Mande known as the "twelve doors of Mali." He pacified these twelve towns and went on to bring prosperity to the land The twelve doors of Mali are listed below:
The twelve doors were the base of the Manden Kurufa (Manden Federation). With future conquests and re-organization, they would transform into the provinces of the Mali Empire. They remained important in the political and military circles of imperial power until the end of the Mali Empire in 1645.
^Djeli Mamadou Kouyaté [in] Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali [in] Asante, Molefi Kete, The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony, Routledge (2012), p. 130-131. ISBN9781136752643 (Retrieved 13 April 2019)