You state "No resources=no infrastructure". They have resources in Africa. The ground doesn't wear out and they always have healthy children to work the ground. They don't need infrastructure, like we have it anyway. Each village has a well for water. No need for electric or sewer or gas. Nobody has a motor vehicle so there's no need for fuel or roads.
Hey, you brought Africa into it. If anyone knows a waste of time, it's you, right?