EC392: Why is Africa so important? Well, the world is concentrating on Africa to a startling degree. The United Nations, the various major powers are all interfering in Africa. As Andrew can tell you, that country, Zambia, was gutted by the Marxists during the time they were in control. Slavery has returned to Africa and only lately after almost, well, more than 30 years of it have the media paid any attention to it and much of that is due to the unrelenting insistence of Peter Hammond.