Horn of Africa


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Horn of Africa

A peninsula in northeastern Africa including Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The Horn of Africa is a major coffee exporter. However, because of political instability in Somalia, the waters around the Horn suffer from piracy.
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The Horn of Africa has made dramatic progress in the past two decades," Bryden, says.
Scholars and analysts refer to the Horn of Africa as "virtually synonymous with crisis" and emphasize the marginalized position the region has
Increased cross-border trade and economic activity in the Horn of Africa will necessitate simultaneous investments in strengthening disease control efforts and outbreak preparedness.
The official said that the camels imported from the Horn of Africa are placed in quarantine for the 30 days in the exporting country, during which a number of tests and procedures are taken.
As such, during the African Union Summit in August 2011, AfDB ''reiterated its long-term commitment to provide support for a lasting solution to drought and to build resilience and improve sustainable livelihoods of the pastoral communities'' in the Horn of Africa.
He had remained at helm of Ethiopia -- a relatively stable country in the volatile Horn of Africa region -- ever since.
The initiative, called 'Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience' (SHARE) was unveiled Friday by Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, who is in charge of EU's humanitarian aid efforts, and her colleague Andris Piebalgs, the Commissioner for Development.
GENEVA: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie Tuesday pleaded with the international community to step up aid to the Horn of Africa, saying that its response would determine "whether huge numbers of people live or die.
A spokeswoman said: "The event brought together women of different backgrounds for a common cause of humanity reaching out to help millions of people affected by the devastating drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.
The initiative will leverage the Second Arab Food Industries Forum 2012 to be held on January 4, 2012 in Dubai, as a strategic platform to tackle the critical food security status in the Horn of Africa countries, according to a statement issued on Sunday.
The initiative, to be spearheaded by the UAE ministries of economy and environment, will leverage the Second Arab Food Industries Forum 2012 as a strategic platform to tackle the critical food security status in the Horn of Africa countries.
The United Nations refugee agency is raising concern that hundreds of independent charities are doing more harm than good at Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp by handing out aid including cash to those who have fled the famine in the Horn of Africa.