Africa was like Europe, it had wars, slavery and knowledge and pride, love and beauty, it still exist in the Beings, families and communities of love and peace and in remote villages. The things is the interference of colonization, long distance slave trade and the eternal conflict creating division of land in "states" has tied up together groups that are at odds and don't understand each other and separated families and villages, tribes and brotherhoods... pout together those who fight and separate those who love and can grow high together that was the purpose and it worked well!
And islam and christianity make things worst by creating more reasons to separate and fight. Now, the continents that seem so enlightened are not always what they seem...though a lot of good people who live in decent and good conditions are more exposed to positive feelings and philosophies.
there is light and darkness everywhere... each of us contributes to one or the other.