The Ethiopian Highlands comprise nearly 45% of the total land area and supports over 85% of the country's 64 million people. It is Africa's largest continuous plateau.
In my continued research of the African continent I came across the Bubi people, native to Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. This particular group drew my eye because, despite inhabiting a tiny island off the western coast of the continent and in spite of numbering only 100,000 people (64,000 on Bioko Island), a shockingly large number of African Americans have, at least partially, traced their ancestry to the Bubi.
Zimbabwe was home to indigenous Black people beginning with Stone Age hunter-gatherers known as the San, from as back as 200BC. The San were later displaced by Bantu-speaking peoples, the ancestors of present day Shona speaking inhabitants.
At its historical height, the Mali Empire had everything - wealth, power, and a high accumulation of educational resources.