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Medieval Timbuktu, under the reign of Mansa Musa, was also a centre for .

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slave trade
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pilgrimages
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democracy
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mercenaries
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The correct option is A slave trade
The city of Timbuktu developed under Kankan Musa as the most important cultural and commercial centre of medieval Africa. Timbuktu was a centre for most of the trade. Merchants came from places like Venice, Granada and Genoa to trade gold and ivory. It was also a centre of the slave trade.

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