From slave to Georgetown financier, how Guinea’s Yarrow Mamout gained his freedom and became rich in the 1800s

Yarrow Mamout
Portrait of Yarrow Mamout by Charles Wilson Peale in 1819

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West African states adopt ‘ECO’ as name for new currency

Muhammadu Buhari and Patrice Talon
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon (R) speak next to President of ECOWAS Commission Jean-Claude Brou (C) during an inauguration ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria

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