Horn of Africa


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Horn of Africa,

peninsula, NE Africa, opposite the S Arabia Peninsula. Also known as the Somali Peninsula, it encompasses Somalia and E Ethiopia and is the easternmost extension of the continent, separating the Gulf of Aden from the Indian Ocean. The term Horn of Africa is also used for the surrounding African region, consisting of the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, and, in some cases, Sudan and other neighboring nations.

Horn of Africa

a region of NE Africa, comprising Somalia and adjacent territories
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Release date- 07082019 - The European Commission is mobilising a further EUR50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa.
The UN chief described the peace agreement as another indicator of real diplomatic movement across the Horn of Africa and its borders.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Dr Gargash said: "Maintaining political communication with the Horn of African countries has both risks and opportunities, but it is essential because the Horn of Africa is important for the security and progress of our Arab world.
The Presidency has stressed the importance of participation of all leaders of the Horn of Africa states in the summit which will mark the start of a new era of cooperation and integration between the countries at the region.
Consequently, increasing resilience represents a vital issue for the Horn of Africa's stability, economic recovery and future prospects while concurrently addressing significant transboundary concerns.
He also expressed his welcome for hosting the 5 th International Conference " Oman's Relations with the Horn of Africa Countries" , scheduled to take place on December 6th-8th, 2016, in the Union of the Comoros, valuing the significant role of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to make the countries of the world know about Oman's civilization and its substantial role.
Summary: The Horn of Africa was long considered one of the most dangerous places in the world.
"Eritrea will inevitably be drawn into closer economic union with the wider Horn of Africa region as well, but in the near term its unresolved dispute with Ethiopia and its commitment to economic self-reliance are likely to leave the country isolated, and economically dependent on more distant trading partners," Bryden says.
The two countries in the Horn of Africa signed framework agreements for construction of the 550-km pipeline to transport diesel, gasoline and jet fuel from port access in Djibouti to central Ethiopia.
As such, the main goals herein are: 1) to identify and underline certain endemic sources of insecurity in the Horn of Africa and 2) to argue that state-centric views on security in this region do not offer solutions for the security of individuals.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Leaders of global and regional institutions on Monday (27 Oct) begin an historic trip to the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totaling more than $8 billion over the coming years.
London: Saudi Arabia suspects a virus that has killed hundreds of people there may have arrived in camels from the Horn of Africa, and could ban such imports until it knows more, the kingdom's chief scientist told Reuters.