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Mombasa was an important centre for the trade in #spices, #gold, and #ivory . Its trade #links reached as far as the Indian subcontinent and modern-day #china and oral historians today can still recall this period of local history. History shows that there were #trade links between Mombasa and Cholas of South India. Throughout the early modern period, Mombasa was a key node in the complex and far reaching Indian Ocean trading networks, its key #exports then were ivory, millet, sesamum and coconuts.