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Why did Europeans first become interested in Africa?

Why Africa, of all places? I'm getting nowhere with this question.

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    Please read this article carefully.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonization_of_Africa

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    That entire article is a little overwhelming. Could you maybe point out what heading to look under?

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    Eve -- you posted this just 3 minutes after I posted the link to the article. You can't possibly have studied the article in that length of time. Please take the time to read the article and zero in on the parts that pertain to your question.

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    Actually...I think I found it. I read that they were originally planning to use it as a base for trade. Is that correct?

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    That's only a small part of the answer. Please keep reading.

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