Awele/Oware is the oldest African board game and is still widely played throughout the world today. It's known by many names. Awele/Oware is a game of strategy and is easy to learn and fun to play. You can play against the computer or a friend. The object of the game is to capture more seeds than your opponent. You sow seeds and capture seeds from you opponent, all the while not starving your opponent.
For more information on Awele/Oware, see the Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oware