Badagri

Badagri

(bädä`grē), town, SW Nigeria, on a lagoon off the Gulf of GuineaGuinea, Gulf of
, large open arm of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the great bend of the coast of W Africa. It extends from the western coast of Côte d'Ivoire to the Gabon estuary and is bounded on the south by the equator. The bights of Benin and Biafra belong to the gulf.
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. Badagri was founded c.1730 and became an important shipping point for slaves. In the 1840s it became a center for British Christian missionaries, and in 1863 it was annexed by Britain. Badagri declined with the end of the slave trade.
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Sous la recommandation d'Ogou Badagri (2), son pere a eu son a.son (3) des le deuxieme coucher.
Plans to steal the cargo were abandoned and boats came out from Badagri to collect the pirates, the captain and two other hostages, although the hostages were later released.