Imperialism. "The Great War in East Africa" The great war is referring to WWI, both Germany and Britain were looking to expand their empires and saw East Africa as a great place to do it. They fought over which countries each country would take over.
German light cruiser SMS Königsberg, scuttled in the Rufiji delta of what is now Tanzania after bombardment by British shallow draft Monitors HMS Severn and HMS Mersey in July 1915. Her 4.1 in guns have already been removed by her crew in this photo, and served on in the East African campaign.
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NRP Chaimite, Portuguese gunboat sent to Mozambique.