OUR contemporary national life and politics is a continuation of a disastrous trend etched out during colonisation. Why was Africa colonised' The short answer: competition between European nations in the late nineteenth century, juxtaposed with economic depression in Europe. Europe needed both natural resources and markets for its products. For the avoidance of doubt, Africa wasn't colonised because it was 'inferior' or needed to become 'civilised' through the 'kind' efforts of its colonial masters.Continue reading Does the West mean well for Nigeria' at Vanguard News Nigeria. Click here to read full news..