This is a map of African civilizations. From this continent humanity would be born and travel across the globe. It was the birth place of civilization and continues to have major geopolitical significance.
Atlantic Slave Trade - to provide labor in these colonies, Europeans brought African slaves. More Africans came than Europeans: million slaves between 1492 1776 compared to 1 million Europeans in the same time.
Another idea that ties into that of culture, is the language that is spoken there. In Africa, there are over 1000 indigenous languages that branch off of seven different language families. Africa may be a "young" continent, but it definitely has history!
Humanity's forgotten return to Africa revealed in DNA. Now a study of southern African genes shows that, unexpectedly, another migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the very southern tip of the continent 3000 years ago.
Precolonial Africa’s kingdoms by region. Please note the first country mentioned in the bible can be found in genesis Where it says ‘The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Kush/Ethiopia’.