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Trans-Saharan Trade

The Sahara Desert is one of the more frequent examples of a natural barrier to trade, with the vast arid expanse blocking communication between the southern Mediterranean coast and West Africa. However, this is relatively recent and a result of … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Battle of Tondibi

The history of West Africa Is largely focused on the empires that rose and fell along the Niger River. For over one thousand years, three empires expanded throughout the Sahel region from the main section of the Niger. The last … Continue reading

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