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A slave purchased on the African coast for the equivalent of 14 English pounds in bartered goods could sell for 45 pounds in the American market.
The best-known method of commerce at the time was called the Triangular Trading System.
Mogadishu, the now largest city in Somalia, was settled by Arabs who traveled and traded on the east coast of Africa.
The Arabs' reach extended to Zanzibar, which was used as a base for voyages between the Middle East and India.
Strong movements to end slavery began in the late 18th century.
One of the first kingdoms was Ghana, located in what is now southeastern Mauritania and western Mali.From the 16th to 19th century, an estimated 800,000 to 1.25 million people were taken captive as slaves.The pirates' impact on the continent, however, peaked in the early to mid-17th century.By 5000 BC farming was somewhat common in the northern areas of Africa, as people were growing crops and herding livestock.
During that time the Sahara Desert was a fertile area.
Egyptians also developed mathematics, an innovative system of medicine, irrigation and agricultural production techniques, writing and the first ships.