I always wondered why West and East African nations never had the ability to gain access to large amounts of firearms. I'm aware that some western kingdoms were able to get there hands on "modern" weapons. Is it because European powers were prepping to invade all along and that when African nations actually wanted to gain these weapons they were either denied or given faulty equipment? Like in the case in Ethiopia during or Post Italian War. Russia sent 300,000 rifles to Ethiopia but the shipment never got there. My follow up question is, had african countries been able to get their hands on more modern weapons such as fire arms and cannons. Would we see a different continent today?