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Arrival in Timbuktu - an engraving from the Parisian weekly journal Le Tour du Monde, 1860

Desert destination

A 19th-century engraving of a camel caravan arriving before the desert city of Timbuktu.

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Five questions about Benin – Quick Quiz

Try our Quick Quiz about Benin - known as Dahomey before 1975 and one of the most powerful kingdoms of pre-colonial West Africa.

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Madonna on a Benin stamp, c.2002

Cashing in

Pop singer Madonna on a Republic of Benin 200 CFA franc stamp, circa 2002.

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Cannon at Cape Coast Castle, Ghana

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

Cannon on the ramparts of Cape Coast Castle, Ghana.

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Flag of Ghana

Five questions about Ghana – Quick Quiz

The cradle of the Ashanti Empire and known to mediaeval European explorers as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first country in Western Africa to achieve independence. But how much do you know about it?

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