East Africa’s forgotten slave trade
24 August 2019 | 2:00 pm
Over several centuries countless East Africans were sold as slaves by Muslim Arabs to the Middle East and other places via the Sahara desert and Indian Ocean. Experts say it is time for this to be discussed more openly.
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