Why Is Africa Called the Dark Continent?

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Contrary to what people might think, the name 'Dark Continent' was not given to Africa because of the colour of the people living there, but because of the mystery that surrounded the place back when the Europeans visited there. Not much was known of the African lands, but they were known to be harsh and dangerous places and only brave explorers dared to go there.
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