The Guardian lets us in on it.
All of modernity stems from that kidnapping of West Africans. Of course it does.
With, ahem, no mention at all of the first regular buyers of slaves from The Portuguese – Akans. That first trade (after the collection of some Berbers to be sold in Lagos) was actually from the oil coast (roughly, now Nigeria) to the gold fields in now Ghana.
Oh, and of course, absolutely nothing about the trans-Saharan trade.
Nope, all wipipo from Europe. Tsk, aren’t we the naughty ones.