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The territory now known as Ghana has been trading gold as early as the 13th century. In 1471 Portuguese exploration discovered Ghana and named Africa's west coast the Gold Coast. The Portuguese, British, Danes and Dutch would exploit the black people of the Gold Coast during the 16th and 17th centuries by establishing slave trading posts. This typical rural compound is found in Tamale, Ghana. [BM] {UA}

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