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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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This article focuses on countries that have been most actively involved in Northeast Africa and its periphery in recent years: Turkey and Iran, each of which has its own agenda, and Saudi Arabia, which has been engaged in both a geopolitical and sectarian rivalry with Iran in recent years that has extended into Africa.
Native to parts of Northeast Africa as well as South and West Asia, including parts of the Arabian Peninsula, Halfa grass was reported over 25 ago from a site in Kalba, although searches there between 2007 and 2009 by two ICBA researchers, Mohammad Shahid and N.K.
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The university said the results are in line with climate evidence from sediment cores collected and analyzed in other areas, which have shown a dry environment in northeast Africa around that time.
GE's Executive Director for northeast Africa Ayman Khattab said the financial closure represents a strong milestone in the company's projects in Egypt.
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These include the vulnerability of the health systems as exposed by the prevalence of Ebola H-fever, the expansion of violent extremism in West Africa and Northeast Africa, and international resource price declines caused by factors including the slowing Chinese economy.
Prof Christopher Clapham from the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge said, "The Nile waters are central to the politics of northeast Africa, and Sudan is central to the hydro-politics of the Nile.
It marks a significant discovery from the early Hellenistic era, although a Culture Ministry official said there was no evidence yet to suggest a link to Alexander the Great, who died in 323 BC after an unprecedented military campaign through the Middle East, Asia and northeast Africa, or his family.
Nevsun Resources has reported initial results from its 2014 exploration program in the immediate area of its 60% owned Bisha copper mine in Eritrea, northeast Africa, and on exploration targets to the southwest of the mine.
African easterly waves (AEWs) are summertime systems that form over northeast Africa and move westward along two tracks: one along the southern Sahel and Guinea coast, and the other straddling the northern Sahel and the southern Sahara Desert.
Even its direct rivals -- the original Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab in northeast Africa, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, and their lesser brethren are unlikely to accept the ISIL leader as caliph.

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