Slave Trade Haunts 136 years since abolition. My Mark Oloo
Although slavery and slave trade ended in Africa in 1873, bitter memories remain etched in communities that endured it.
Visiting the East African coast, the horrid remains of ancient structures once inhabited by slave masterminds, tell sad tales of events that defined history.
The aftermath remained largely horrific in hub centres of Gedi, Lamu, Malindi, Mombasa and Bagamoyo in Tanzania, from where slaves were captured and shipped to Zanzibar.
The trade, however, continued under cover towards the end of the 19th century, with Zanzibar being the focal point, which saw the growth and collapse of several renowned sultanates.
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