At the time of Europe's colonial expansions, numerous Africans were captured and deported to the New World by Europeans. There they were sold to white 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.