Africa was home to ancient Egypt, one of the earliest civilizations of antiquity, which was then invaded by a proto-Templar organization called Order of the Ancients, founded by Pharaoh Smenkhkare, and a millennium later the Order was acquired by Rome.
During the Age of Discovery, numerous Africans were captured and sold to Europeans to be deported to the New World. There they were sold to european colonists to work on plantations or as personal slaves, in numerous colonies throughout the American continents and the Caribbean.
In September or October 2006, a virus dubbed L-11 broke out in Africa. After three months, 96% of the continent's population had died, and even after six years, Africa remained essentially empty. This story was later alleged by Abstergo Industries to be a falsified account reported by Erudito, a hacking collective.