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Slave trade: a root of contemporary African crisis
http://www.afbis.com/articles/2/1/Slave-trade-a-root-of-contemporary-African-crisis/Page1.html
By Tunde Obadina
Published on 05/14/2008
 
The slave trade was a crucial part of the development of international capitalism. The role of African ruling classes in the trade was not very different from the position of contemporary African elites. They both traded the resources of their people for self-gratification, argues Tunde Obadina.