Is there any evidence of ancient civilization in central and south of Africa? Were there any ancient cities, such as Timbuktu, Benin, or Zimbabwe for which there are scientific tools or other artifacts giving evidence of early civilization?
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What's ancient for you?
Wikipedia list some more Pre-Colonial African States in the article History of Africa