Guardafui


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Guardafui

Cape. a cape at the NE tip of Somalia, extending into the Indian Ocean
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Owen's instructions were first to survey the entire East African coastline, from the boundary of the colony of Cape of Good Hope to Cape Guardafui in present-day Somalia.
Thus, in Roy Campbell's translation of Cancao IX ('Junto d'hum secco, duro, estril monte') we find these lines concerning Cape Guardafui: (44) There is a mountain, sterile, stark and dry, Useless, abandoned, hideous, bare and bald, From whose cursed precincts nature shrinks appalled, Where no beast ever sleeps, where no birds fly, No river runs, nor bubbling sources spring, Nor one green bough with pleasant sighs to sing.
Leakey's greatest challenge came from ruthless foreign militias infiltrating Kenya's northern border--as they had for 3,500 years since high-prowed Egyptian ships of Queen Hatshepsput (the first woman to rule an African empire, 1,500 years before Christ) sailed past Cape Guardafui down Africa's east coast into the land of Punt, and on into modern-day Somalia.