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The fortunes of Africa : a 5000-year history of wealth, greed, and endeavour

by Meredith, Martin (Author)

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Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals... Full description


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