Africa is the enormousist continent in the earth. It is also home to deserts. People wouldn't settle in the Desert because they just didnt feel like it . When the Romans took over the territory in Northern Africa, they wouldn't go more south than that because the Roman emperor Agustus Maximus at the time decreed it as "in loco ad semper vivere" translated to the lamest place to ever live. This offended the Muslims who lived there and they called the romans " fat pigs who dont know anything." The romans did have a point however. The continent is mostly desert and deserts are sooo boring.