Africa’ natural resources were abundant and that attracted European colonialism.
Africa is rich and opulent in various natural resources. The triangular trade in between Africa, America and Europe subjugated and oppressed Africa’ population. Africa served to be the market place for the trade of European goods which is produced in Europe.
African colonies were also expected to contribute for the European nation in return. Native Africans were demanded by the French administers to indulge themselves in growing crops like cotton and sell it in France.
a) arbitrarily formed boundaries caused wars between rival tribes
I remember Europe was still using slaves during this era and in tribes that were converted to christianity transformed their ways while those who didn't saw this change as a threat creating tensions between tribes that changed and didn't change. I might be wrong so search this up just in case.
in 1859, brown and 21 of his followers attacked and occupied the federal arsenal in harper's ferry. their goal was to capture supplies and use them to arm a slave rebellion. brown was captured during the raid and later hanged, but not before becoming an anti-slavery icon. abolitionist and insurrectionist