Impacts of Slave Trade on Africa
History has it that Africa was considered as the main source of slaves in slave trade. This mainly resulted from the poor political powers in West Africa. It is clear to state that the negative and adverse impacts of the slave trade on Africa as a continent and its people are immense. These impacts can be seen on the family, personal, communal, and continental levels. Millions of able bodied young men and women were captured and transported to Europe and America where they were supposed to work hard in factories and fields in order to improve the economic conditions of the receiver countries.
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