Africa is one of the seven continents.
World War II
During World War II, North Africa became the site of many hard battles fought between the Allies and the Axis forces. Led by the Afrika Korps, the German-Italian army conquered many territories. However, in 1942, the British Armed Forces managed to defeat the Axis troops in the battle of El Alamein. By 1943, the Allies managed to inflict heavy casualties upon the Axis. Steve Rogers was supposed to have a tour as Captain America for the Allied soldiers stationed in North Africa, but when he became a hero by saving nearly 400 Allied POWs from the HYDRA facility in Austria, the tour was cancelled.
Discovery of Vibranium
Howard Stark, founder and CEO of Stark Industries, sent his researchers to Africa. In one of its deepest regions, they managed to discover Vibranium, a rare metal that supposedly absorbed vibrations and kinetic energy naturally. Stark crafted a shield with the Vibranium to host a demonstration of this discovery at Ciro's, a famous local nightclub in Los Angeles.
Wakanda was marked as a "hot-spot" for activities monitorized by S.H.I.E.L.D. As such, it was displayed in the holographic maps used by the organization to oversee those activities, such as the ones present in the room where Nick Fury met with Tony Stark to discuss his formal integration into the Avengers Initiative.
Theft of Vibranium
The Congo Mission
S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton were sent on a mission to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as part of STRIKE Team: Delta. During the mission, codenamed Abidjan Operation, they were involved in a shooting at the specific coordinates 5º 20' 27 N, 4º 01' 41 W.
Tanzania has vast amounts of minerals including gold, diamonds, coal, iron, uranium, nickel, chromium, tin, platinum, cobalt, niobium, natural gas, and others. Quinn Worldwide, a large mining conglomearate, owned the Dacey mine in Tanzania.
Ian Quinn, the CEO of Quinn Worldwide, used gold from this mine to pay Todd Chesterfield for his construction equipment, which he in the kidnapping of Franklin Hall. When Phil Coulson seized this gold from Chesterfield, Leo Fitz was able to identify its origin as Tanzania from its impurities.
Once HYDRA revealed their infiltration within S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA operatives started sieging and attacking every S.H.I.E.L.D. facility they had access to, including the S.H.I.E.L.D. East African Headquarters and the Sandbox. The HYDRA agents stationed at the headquarters managed to take control of them.
At the Sandbox, the latent brainwashing of Donnie Gill, who was imprisoned and brainwashed here following his creation of a large scale Atmospheric Moisture Freezing Device that caused a super storm over the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology, was activated in order to seize control of the base for HYDRA. Together, with the rest of HYDRA operatives embedded at the base, Gill managed to take the Sandbox quickly despite the escape of some loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.
- Africa is the second largest continent by area, only beaten by Asia.
- It's also the second largest by population.
- ↑ The logo of the Afrika Korps appears on the boxes carried by HYDRA soldiers in Shadows.
- ↑ The Brooklyn Journal - British Hold El Alamein
- ↑ Manhattan Telegraph - Big Loses For Axis in Africa Reported
- ↑ Tour Cancelled Until Further Notice
- ↑ Captain America: First Vengeance
- ↑ Iron Man 2
- ↑ Avengers: Age of Ultron
- ↑ Iron Man 2: Public Identity
- ↑ The Avengers
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.03: The Asset
- ↑ Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.17: Turn, Turn, Turn
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.12: Seeds
- ↑ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.03: Making Friends and Influencing People