What attracted the Europeans to Africa? Give any three reasons.
AFRICA once called a dark continent attracted Europeans for several reasons. They are :
- Africa’s vast land resources and minerals were found very attractive by the Europeans.
- Europeans saw good prospect for establishing plantation and mines to produce crops and minerals which they could export to Europe.
- African countries were militarily weak and backward so they were in no position to resist military agression by European states. Thus, it was easy for Europeans to conquer them and establish colonies.