Africa is and has been throughout history a have-not continent.
He was so frightfully tired of life and its struggles; tired of being a have-not.
And all the attendant causes for race wars, nationalist wars, and have-not wars would crop up.
On top of that handicap was another; the have-not nations were so far behind economically that they couldn't get going.
'A fig for Basilius's abilities! for, you are worth just as much as you have, and you have just as much as you are worth. There are but two families in the world, as my grandmother used to say; "the Have's and the Have-not's," and she stuck to the former; and now-a-days, master Don Quixote, people are more inclined to feel the pulse of Have than of Know.' ["Don Quixote de la Mancha," transl. Charles Jarvis, London, 1742]
: the have-not nations of the Third World
A poor person, region, etc (1919+)