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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WNV-ISR-hISR2000 may have been carried into Israel by migrating birds from reservoirs in southeastern Europe or reservoirs in northeastern Africa, where a highly related virus was isolated in 1998 (WNV-KEN-KN3829-1998) (18).
The genetic findings lend support to the controversial proposal, advanced by Fred Wendorf of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and his coworkers, that cattle domestication emerged in northeastern Africa around 9,000 years ago, independent of any other domestications.
One of the most important events in Ethiopian art history occurred around 330 A.D., when Ezana, the Askumite ruler of the highlands of northeastern Africa, accepted Christianity.
"At present, the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy has deployed forces from the Gulf of Aden to Northeastern Africa and Sumatra which shows its might," Commander of the Iranian Navy's Missile Program Rear Admiral Ali Vafadar said.
Researchers suspect that ancestors of this animal are extinct, but they may have roamed the Maghreb of northeastern Africa, and possibly the coast of Yemen.
The world's longest river is in northeastern Africa. It flows about 4,160 miles to the Mediterranean Sea.
As part of the celebrations, we asked Prof Richard Greenfield to look at the significance of recent breakthrough to scholarly research on the early history of northeastern Africa. New discoveries there have provided incontrovertible evidence of settled pastoral and agricultural communities dating way back to 800 BC -- earlier by far than hitherto envisaged.
The red spitting cobra (Naja pallida) from northeastern Africa. Perhaps no other venomous snakes are more instantly recognisable than the cobras with their ability -- normally when threatened -- to spread the skins of their necks into a flattened `hood'.
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