The motives for entering Africa in the 19th century have changed. Previously, it attracted the market of slaves and ivory, but now – as a source of raw materials and a huge market. Often colonies were captured, as it were, for the future, without delving into their economic value, if only more quickly, so as not to let their competitors get ahead.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.