These Africans shamelessly played an active role in the transatlantic slave trade (1)

August 22, 2018 at 08:00 am | History

Ismail Akwei

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August 22, 2018 at 08:00 am | History

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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