Africa is way behind.. When i compare the bachelor engineering earned in Kenya and the one taught in Europe, we are several miles behind. Look at the white flying failure; they are trying to reason with nature like how does birds fly, can we reciprocate it in machines? Compare with the African, a propeller at the front with less torque yet at behind there is heavy metals, do they understand how flying works?
The best place to start is RC planes then move to building a plane.