Volume 30 Issue 3 March 1980

Monuments: The Walls of Kano City

The preservation of the past must inevitably pose particular problems in a city which is literally a living monument to the Middle Age of African history, especially when its mud walls are crumbling and its gates are barely wide enough for animals, far less motorised vehicles. An article by John Lavers.

The French Conquest of Dahomey

'The White man is concerned with commerce and the Black man must trade with the White. Let the Blacks do no harm to the Whites and in the same way the Whites must do no harm to the Blacks' - Behanzin, last King of Dahomey. An Article by John D. Hargreaves