by Ismail Akwei, at 03:47 pm, February 27, 2018, History

[Name and Shame] Africans who played an active role in slave trade

Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur

Al-Zubayr Rahma Mansur

He was a slave trader in the late 19th century and later became a Sudanese governor. He was at odds with the British Governor General Charles Gordon and was referred to as “the richest and worst”, a “Slaver King” “who [had] chained lions as part of his escort” by England.

General Gordon who was sent to Sudan to suppress the slave trade was opposed by Al-Zubayr.


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