We made a hoe and went along, Part 5 – The history of Africa, This blessed town of Djenné

This programme is part of the series We made a hoe and went along
Djenné (© Flickr/Guillaume Colin & Pauline Pennot)

In the 17th century, the town of Djenné in Mali was a major trading centre in West Africa. Merchants came from far and wide to sell and buy gold, slaves, salt and other products. The programme focuses looks at the importance of the ancient kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai and pays a visit to Djenné today.

Producer: Peter van den Akker

Presenter:  Stanley Nyahwa

Broadcast: 1986 

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