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Mopti

is a fine place for a meal and the de-facto meeting place amongst travelers, there also is a less-than-savory element which will try to engage you for trips in a boat, to Dogon Country, or any other tourist-related interest. Buy If you fancy it, you can buy a slab of salt from the harbour. Eat thumb 250px Mopti Harbour (File:Moptiport.png) * WikiPedia:Mopti Commons:Category:Mopti


Timbuktu

: weekly.ahram.org.eg 2003 665 bo3.htm "Vegetal and mineral memory" , November 2003. Considers, among other things, encyclopedias Eco's interest in East West dialogue to facilitate international communication and understanding also correlates with his related interest in the international auxiliary language Esperanto. Mali (West Africa) * The Festival in the Desert takes place every year at Essakane, near Timbuktu, in Mali, West Africa and has achieved international status in spite of the difficulties of reaching its location. Festival in the Desert - Artist Detail Information ; BBC Four, "Festival in the Desert 2004", 5 November 2004. The Arabized Berber (Berber people) tribes controlled key oasis settlements of the Sahara and played an important role in the trans-Saharan slave trade (Arab slave trade). They already used to impose heavy taxation on any traffic through their lands, while also furnishing protection, supplies, and camels. When trans-Saharan trade intensified, they developed departure and arrival centers with slave depots and intermediary secure caravan stops. In these centers, they oversaw the traffic from sub-Saharan regions to Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Timbuktu (Mali) was a central crossroad to all four routes. Ouadane, Idjil (near Atar (Atar, Mauritania)), Azougui, Araouane, Taoudenni and later Tindouf were important stopping-places. Map on http: les.traitesnegrieres.free.fr At the same time the number of slaves kept in Western Sahara itself increased drastically. *The horse and slave trade between the western Sahara and Senegambia, Webb, J.L.A., Journal of African history, 1993, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 221-246, ISSN 0021-8537 *The Human Commodity: Perspectives on the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade by Elizabeth Savage (ed.), 1992 * 1456: The Siege of Belgrade (Siege of Belgrade (1456)) halts the Ottoman's advance into Europe. * 1462: Sonni Ali Ber (Sonni Ali), the ruler of the Songhai (or Songhay) Empire (Songhai Empire), along the Niger River, conquers Mali (Mali Empire) in the central Sudan by defeating the Tuareg (Tuareg people) contingent at Tombouctou (Timbuktu) (or Timbuktu) and capturing the city. He develops both his own capital, Gao, and the main centres of Mali, Timbuktu and Djenné, into major cities. Ali Ber controls trade along the Niger River with a navy of war vessels. * 1462: Mehmed the Conqueror is driven back by Wallachian prince Vlad III Dracula at The Night Attack. * 1456: The Siege of Belgrade (Siege of Belgrade (1456)) halts the Ottoman's advance into Europe. * 1462: Sonni Ali Ber (Sonni Ali), the ruler of the Songhai (or Songhay) Empire (Songhai Empire), along the Niger River, conquers Mali (Mali Empire) in the central Sudan by defeating the Tuareg (Tuareg people) contingent at Tombouctou (Timbuktu) (or Timbuktu) and capturing the city. He develops both his own capital, Gao, and the main centres of Mali, Timbuktu and Djenné, into major cities. Ali Ber controls trade along the Niger River with a navy of war vessels. * 1462: Mehmed the Conqueror is driven back by Wallachian prince Vlad III Dracula at The Night Attack. * June 7 РFrance: Day of the Tiles, which some consider the beginning of the French Revolution. * June 9 РThe African Association, an exploration group dedicated to plotting the Niger River and finding Timbuktu, is founded in England. * June 17 РEnglish (English people) captains Thomas Gilbert (Thomas Gilbert (sea captain)) and John Marshall (John Marshall (British captain)), returning from Botany Bay, become the first Europeans to encounter the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Commons:Category:Timbuktu WikiPedia:Timbuktu


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