Why is Africa called the Dark Continent?

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Why is Africa called the Dark Continent?

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  1. Explorer Henry M. Stanley used it in his 1878 book, Through the Dark Continent. In fact, it is still used today, but in context. Because of the dearth of electricity on much of the continent, satellite imaging from outer space depicts much of Africa at night as literally a dark continent.

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