The year is 1720 and the Industrial revolution is in full swing. The Europeans need lots of manpower and raw materials to feed the industries and grow markets so they go to a place that has lots of those resources, Africa.
the Euros came and turned the beautiful mountains and valleys and beaches (oh my) into farmland and cities and mines (oh my)
with all power in the Euros, the leaders became corrupt and once the Euros left Africa, they still had political corruption
The politicians used the already decimated wealth of their countries to their own benefit and left the poor and starving population even poorer and hungrier.
Get outta here
All of these bad leaders came and oppressed the people because the leaders before them were the Brits/Europeans that were only worried about their own gain.