Dark Continent


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Dark Continent

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Africa considered as mysterious, especially to Europeans and people of European descent, chiefly when its interior was largely unknown to them. Henry M. Stanley was probably the first to use the term in Through the Dark Continent (1878).

Dark Continent

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(Placename) the Dark Continent a term for Africa when it was relatively unexplored
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The bottom of the river was gravelly, there was no indication of crocodiles, those menaces to promiscuous bathing in the rivers of certain portions of the dark continent, and so the Abyssinians took advantage of the opportunity to perform long-deferred, and much needed, ablutions.
A report, or it would be better to say a rumor, had come to the British headquarters in German East Africa that the enemy had landed in force on the west coast and was marching across the dark continent to reinforce their colonial troops.
And yet you were battling with muscles that have time and time again been pitted, and always victoriously, against these terrors of the dark continent.
Stanley was moving like a tiny point of light through the heart of the Dark Continent.
It was by the merest caprice of fortune that they headed toward the west coast of Africa, instead of toward Zanzibar on the opposite side of the dark continent.
Probably no living hunter knows more about African hunting than Craig Boddington, and this magazine gives you direct access to a lifetime's worth of knowledge with his primer on the Dark Continent.
Aly-Khan Satchu, an investment consultant in Nairobi, welcomed the index, saying Africa is "the dark continent in terms of information.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 17 August 2017: As President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi concludes on Thursday his Africa tour, an official body tracks the leader's foreign visits since he took the office in 2014 citing a priority given to boosting relations with the Dark Continent.
The EL Nino-induced drought caused havoc in several regions within the dark continent.
Tarzan's lifestyle is thrown into chaos when he's persuaded by an American envoy (Samuel L Jackson) to return to the Dark Continent.
sail toward the dark continent on the horizon, Ecuador.
Tarzan's comfortable lifestyle is thrown into chaos when he's persuaded by an American envoy (Samuel L Jackson) to return to the Dark Continent where King Leopold II of Belgium is mercilessly slaughtering the wildlife, not to mention the locals, and stripping the land of its natural resources.