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Africa is one of the seven continents on Earth.
After Atlantis sank under the sea, a number of Atlanteans broke off and formed the Kingdom of the Deserters, occupying North Africa, until it eventually dried out and became a desert, ultimately causing its inhabitants to die. The forge that held the Trident of Atlan was placed there, along with a structure that played a message from King Atlan, giving instructions for Atlantis' true heir to find the trident.
Millenia ago, Teth-Adam has done heroic and courageous acts through the city of Kahndaq, and this led him to being chosen as the first champion of the wizard Shazam. However, when his family was murdered by criminals, he became brutal and ruthless, and this led him to unleash the Seven Deadly Sins upon the criminals who murdered his family and the people of Kahndaq, killing millions.
During the 20th Century some people in Africa were considerated by the Wizard Shazam as his champion, but they were rejected as not worthy. Thaddeus Sivana found about them in his search to find the Rock of Eternity.
In 2015, Lois Lane traveled to war-torn Nairomi, seeking an interview with the warlord Amajagh. Lois was accompanied by photographer Jimmy Olsen, who was secretly undercover for the CIA. Jimmy had a tracking device hidden in his camera, revealed by Amajagh's bodyguard Anatoli Knyazev. Lois was taken as a hostage by Amajagh who threatened to kill her. However, Superman arrived and saved Lois from the warlord.
During the War for Atlantis Arthur Curry and Mera took a flight to the Sahara desert, jumping out of the plane when they arrived. The two found and unlock the holographic message from Atlan which told them to go to Sicily.