I realized that African civs do not have access to the Legendary Natives upgrade and that their Natives, both those on the map and those acquired by aging up with Alliances, seem to upgrade for free.
If you get a TP while at Imperial Age, the units in there will be fully upgraded, saving you time and a total of 1500 food, 2100 wood and 450 coin (more if there are multiple Natives).
I did not find any info on this.
Is this supposed to be an African feature or is it a way to make Natives more relevant in the game?
Would that be applied to other civs as well?