I've often thought that the purpose of invading and controlling Africa has been to prevent it from organizing itself. It has been kept undermined and self-destructive by funding madness in careful patterns throughout the last 200+ years. What couldn't be controlled or stopped if it got big enough, has been turned against itself and made to self-destruct.
Europeans, at least, while they’ve been hanging around the edges of Africa, were utterly unable to penetrate it until the latter half of the 19th centurny, when medicine finally advanced to a point where Europeans could survive for more than a few months.
That is meant quite literally, BTW. Review the records of the slaving operations along the coast. Factors and soldiers guarding the forts had an average lifespan measured in months. The only European force that was able during this time to operate even slightly in tropical Africa were the Portuguese, and that was probably because of a considerable infiltration of African blood, giving them partial immunity against the diseases that extirpated every other European force.
You can assume, if you like, that African raiding tribes and Arab slavers were unintentionally serving the interests of distant Jewish or bankster wire-pullers, but those wires would get awfully frayed by the time they got down to that level. Sometimes bloody chaos is just bloody chaos because that’s what comes natural to the inhabitants, not because somebody’s imposing it on them.