The first truly nonsensical war: Kongo and Mali DOW Saladin. Right after they've begun a gang-up of Ashanti. Now, the Ayyubids have been, no doubt, naughty boys. And their military looks pretty spent. But you need a border in this game to get anywhere, and neither power has one. This is just getting the AI needlessly confused.
Meanwhile, in Ashanti, Atebubu is under pressure, but the defenders look up to the task. Ethiopia is here in spirit only.