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Multiple forms of slavery and servitude have existed throughout Africa during its history and were shaped by indigenous practices of slavery as well as the Roman institution of slavery [ citation needed ] (and the later Christian views on slavery ), the Islamic institutions of slavery via the Arab slave trade , and eventually the Atlantic slave trade . [1] Slavery was a part of the economic structure of African societies for many centuries, although the extent varied. [1] Ibn Battuta , who visited the ancient kingdom of Mali in the mid-14th century, recounts that the local inhabitants vied with each other in the number of slaves and servants they had, and was himself given a slave boy as a "hospitality gift." [4] In sub-Saharan Africa, the slave relationships were often complex, with rights and freedoms given to individuals held in slavery and restrictions on sale and treatment by their masters. [5] Many communities had hierarchies between different types of slaves: for example, differentiating between those who had been born into slavery and those who had been captured through war. [6]

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