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In the 1500's, obviously the economic integration of North Africa into the Sahelian trading system was by no means trivial, but that was then and this is now. The Sahelian trading system no longer exists as a major economic force.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 at 05:31:19 PM EST
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the Sahelian trading system

A significant part of it being slave trade...

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char

by Melanchthon on Tue Aug 24th, 2010 at 08:36:51 AM EST
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