For thousands of years, Africans have lived in relative harmony. Our forefathers' lives were dictated by African customs and rituals. As I mentioned in my book, Life is Unfair But Everything else is a Gift which will be published later this year--the ancient African society was made up of "Intellectuals." These intellectuals were well versed in the indigenous knowledge of the complex African community.
In essence, the people had a sophisticated system that existed to serve the aspirations of the millions of Africans. It can be argued that African continent was self-sufficient ,and capable of providing for its population.