The real, historic, Africa is a much more intriguing place than the reconstructed mythic one.
Societies run without central governments, participatory democracies (including participation by slave groups), and other really neat things, are all found there.
Was reading the Wall Street Journal, obviously, and the article was about all of the interesting and powerful African history that has been overlooked. Everyone, from Anarchists to small market specialists could learn a lot from that history.
So could some FRPG designers. ;)