"Africa is not the Dark Continent as so often described by writers from the gloomy northern skies of Europe. Not the Dark Continent at all. It is the Luminous Continent. Drenched in sun, pounded by heat and shimmering in its blinding glare. And within this immense continent, deserts with their vast seas of sand, tropics with their jungles, equatorial with their rain forests, savannah and coastal with their animals and fish. There are more peoples, more language, more culture here than anywhere else in our world. Africa is quite simply the most extraordinary, beautiful and luminous place on our planet." - Bob Geldof.