Tippu Tip, African Slave Trader

Tippu Tip, African Slave Trader Stock Photo

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2952 x 4650 px | 25 x 39.4 cm | 9.8 x 15.5 inches | 300dpi

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14 September 2018

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Tippu Tip (1832 - June 14, 1905), real name Hamad bin Muhammad bin Juma bin Rajab el Murjebi, was a Swahili-Zanzibari slave trader, ivory trader, explorer, plantation owner and governor of Stanley Falls. He worked for a succession of the sultans of Zanzibar. Tippu Tip traded in slaves for Zanzibar's clove plantations. As part of the large and lucrative ivory trade, he led many trading expeditions into Central Africa by constructing profitable trading posts that reached deep into the region. He bought the ivory from local suppliers and resold it for a profit at coastal ports. No photographer credited, undated.