African slave trade facts for kids

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The African slave trade was where African people were traded as slaves across the world.

The first main route passed through the Sahara.

After the Age of Exploration, African enslaved people became part of the Atlantic slave trade, from which comes the modern, Western type of slavery.

Despite being against the law, slavery continues in all parts of the world, including Africa. In Mauritania slavery was not made illegal until August 2007.


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