It's got more of a South American feel to it than an African feel in my view, but it's a boardgame that's held up surprisingly well over the decades.[Junta needs more instability: The game of corrupt african dictators looting their country and brining it to ruin (my, how topical. Another thing that's changed depressingly little in 30 years) gets a load of houserules from Glenn Rahman, in an attempt to make things more dynamic.
It's worth playing once or twice just for the experience -- and to witness the ritual shelling of the presidential palace that is the traditional start to every coup.
(my favourite part of the game was always one of the event cards -- 'Students Present Petition Denouncing Repression -- No Effect')