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  Adventure Trips visiting East Africa | 4 Corners Club
The Horn of Africa (or, Somali Peninsula) is a peninsula of East Africa that juts into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden.
Some parts of East Africa have been renowned for their concentrations of wild animals, such as the "big five" of elephant, lion, Buffalo, Leopard and rhinoceros, though populations have been declining under increased stress in recent times, particularly the rhino and elephant.
The geography of East Africa is often stunning and scenic.
www.4cornersclub.com /adventure_trips/africa/east_africa/region_facts   (954 words)

 East Africa Travel - When To Go On Safari
East Africa is a great destination all year round.
The annual wildebeest migration is an incredible event, only witnessed in East Africa, so we've also included a special section to help you plan a safari with the best chance of witnessing it for yourself.
East Africa is the stage for the world's greatest wildlife drama.
www.safari.go2africa.com /africa-features/when-to-travel.asp   (489 words)

  Destinations: East Africa | CDC Travelers' Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yellow fever, a viral disease that occurs primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America, is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
All travelers to East Africa, including infants, children, and former residents of East Africa, may be at risk for malaria.
African sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis), which is transmitted through the bite of an infected tsetse fly, can be found in distinct areas of East Africa except Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, and the island countries of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
www.cdc.gov /travel/eafrica.htm   (1880 words)

  East Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics.
Some parts of East Africa have been renowned for their concentrations of wild animals, such as the "big five" of elephant, water buffalo, lion, leopard and rhinoceros, though populations have been declining under increased stress in recent times, particularly the rhino and elephant.
German East Africa, though very extensive, was not of such strategic importance as the British Crown's colonies to the north: the inhabitation of these lands was difficult and thus limited, mainly due to climatic conditions and the local geomorphology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Africa   (911 words)

 East Africa
East Africa does not have the sheer space capability of many of the leaders here, but the number of space related firms serving the world market is growing.
East Africa maintained its military presence in Somalia, contributing to the gradual improvement of security there, although East African citizens are not pleased with the duration of the effort, the slow trickle of casualties (most through training or vehicle accidents) and the cost.
East Africa’s economy is moving ahead at a mediocre pace, in step with the economic slowdown hitting much of the world.
mysite.verizon.net /resocu4b/Natrep/east_africa.htm   (4218 words)

 d. East Africa. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The monsoon wind patterns that facilitated the rise of East African Indian Ocean trade (See Historical Trends, 500–1000) led to the development of coastal fishing and farming communities into large African towns with trading, religious, and ultimately political ties to Arabia, Persia, and India.
The culture of the immigrants from Persia and Arabia was important in East African religion and politics, though the immigrants were not numerous and intermarried with Africans.
Less is known about the East African interior, because of the absence of written sources, but important developments can be discerned from archaeology and linguistics and in some cases from oral traditions.
www.bartleby.com /67/362.html   (817 words)

Portuguese East Africa consists of the Province of Mozambique.
A force of 2730 men of the first line form the colonial army and the policing of the rivers and harbours is done by flotillas of gunboats.
Maugham, Portuguese East Africa and Zambesia (London, 1910); Vasconcellos, As Colonias Portuguesas (2nd ed., Lisbon, 1903).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12311a.htm   (619 words)

 East Africa Campaign - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about East Africa Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the difficult country made progress slow and it was not until 14 November 1918 that resistance was finally overcome and Lettow-Vorbeck surrendered.
East 143rd Street/St. Mary's Street (New York Subway)
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /East+Africa+Campaign   (299 words)

 The Phoenician in East Africa
From this it seems that the distinction between Saba/Seba and Sheba is paralleled by Ausan and Ausan/Azania (in east Africa south of the Horn of Africa).
Either or both could be the agent for the spread of the Kora harp traced to Madagascar and parts of east Africa in history of harps by Alison Vardy (Celtic Harp).
Certainly, the dangers of east African shores are nicely proven by such as the tales of the Shipwrecked and Half-drowned Sailors, the Phoenico/Punic wreck found by Eudoxus, that of Eudoxus himself, that of “Diogenes”, etc. Also the Sesostrid and Ramessid voyages that may have ended in the Sofala shoals/shallows may be borne in mind.
phoenicia.org /phoeEastAfrica.html   (8358 words)

Oxfam International's EU Office Luis Morago lamented that the five east African nations signed the accord under pressure, opening up 80 percent of their market to European products in 15 years.
"This agreement will oblige the East African region to remove 80 percent of its tariffs on EU goods over 15 years, possibly more quickly, which could lead to unemployment and loss of vital government revenue that might otherwise be spent on health and education," Morago explained.
The EU is pushing economic partnership agreements (EPA) with 78 nations in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group in a bid to clinch deals that replace the preferential accords.
www.channelnewsasia.com /stories/afp_world_business/view/314304/1/.html   (462 words)

 East Africa and North Africa programmes with EWP
East Africa and North Africa programmes with EWP
Our desert and trekking programmes are either vehicle, porter, camel, donkey or horse supported, cooks prepare meals and most nights are spent camping.
Safaris in East Africa can be either camping or lodge based.
www.ewpnet.com /africa.htm   (99 words)

 Africa + Middle East Travel Destinations on Concierge.com
Africa + Middle East Travel Destinations on Concierge.com
SOUTH AFRICA > Cape Town > Garden Route >
Information may have changed since date of publication.
www.concierge.com /destination/africamiddleeast   (259 words)

 Fears rise of an all-out war in East Africa - The Boston Globe
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- With the Ethiopian government saying it is technically at war with Somalia's Islamic Courts movement, and the movement having declared holy war against Ethiopia, there is fear that an all-out conflict in the Horn of Africa may be unavoidable.
In the past week, several skirmishes broke out between militias loyal to Ethiopia and those loyal to the Council of Islamic Courts, the movement that has taken control of the southern region of the country, including Mogadishu, the capital.
Some analysts say that even if Ethiopia, which has a predominantly Christian army, initially trounces Islamic Courts fighters in a war, the movement's more radical members might retaliate with suicide bombings and other terrorist-style attacks in neighboring countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, where the United States has a significant military presence.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2006/12/15/fears_rise_of_an_all_out_war_in_east_africa   (687 words)

 ITDG East Africa : About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main aim of RAPP is to increase the food security of people in marginal areas throughout the East African region and to assist marginalised food producers to take greater control of decisions and changes that affect their lives.
The Energy programme activities in the East African region date back to the early 1980s and when it was mainly involved in the development of improved stoves including the Kenya Ceramic Jiko (KCJ).
ITDG East Africa's Annual Report 2002-2003 is available to download, presenting highlights of our work over the last year, including project summaries and financial reports.
www.itdg.org /html/itdg_eastafrica/about.htm   (1000 words)

 East Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The land of Ethiopia is a vast and mountainous region in northeastern Africa, with the arid plains of the Sudan to the west and the equally difficult terrain of the Harar to the east.
Majertin is the name of the rectangular territory comprising the tip of the Horn of Africa, with Somaliland to the west and Mogadishu to the south.
Northern Somalia, the region along the north shore of the Horn of Africa between Puntland to the east and Djibouti to the west.
www.hostkingdom.net /ethiopia.html   (1974 words)

 East African Safari Tours - Kenya & Tanzania - Abercrombie & Kent
East Africa’s reputation as the quintessential safari destination is well deserved.
Overnights are divided among hotels, found primarily in major cities or in beach resorts; small, private “bush” lodges; mobile camps; and permanent tented camps.
But don’t confuse camping in Africa with the rough-and-ready experience you might have had as a scout.
www.abercrombiekent.com /index.cfm?navid=3.1.2   (335 words)

 GM Global Operations: East Africa, Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GM East Africa also provides free Anti-Retroviral Drugs to HIV-positive employees and dependents and is the largest corporate blood donor in the region.
GM East Africa sponsors awards of excellence at colleges across the region to those students who are in good academic standing.
GM East Africa is involved in reducing poverty housing in Nairobi’s surrounding communities through Habitat for Humanity Kenya or Habitat Build.
www.gm.com /company/corp_info/global_operations/africa_middle_east/keny.html   (291 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'The other jihad'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Saudis were furious over the 1998 embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam not because of the viciousness of the acts, but because the attacks threatened to call the West's attention to quiet subversion by fundamentalist Wahhabis in the region.
In East Africa, this takes the form of pressuring the young to devote themselves to studying the Quran.
The jihad in eastern Africa stretches from the butchery in Sudan down to Tanzanian villages where poverty was exacerbated by decades of socialism.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2005-08-23-forum-jihad_x.htm   (910 words)

 East Africa Center
The EAST AFRICA RESOURCE AND STUDY CENTER, a non-profit Organization, initially installed the “Ordinary Objects – Extraordinary People” exhibit in April of 1998.
This event was the highlight of a material culture project conceived by Kenyan anthropologist Sultan Somjee and the Baumanns who served in East Africa as Mennonite Central Committee volunteers from 1992-1995.
Early in the project’s development in East Africa, tribal representatives gathered for a first time inter-change, shared stories of their diverse heritage by using the artifacts that sustain their lives and social order in one of Africa’s most inhospitable environments.
www.swarthmore.edu /Humanities/langlab/eac/index2.html   (227 words)

 Backpacking travel advice: East Africa - Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia
The reason for this cost being so high is that like in all parts of East Africa you pay for 1) petrol for a very long trip, 2) a guide and a great cook and 3) most importantly an average of about US$25 per 24 hours (more in most popular parks) for park admission.
Known as the 'warm heart of Africa' (unfortunately since the end of dictatorship, a title that appears to be slipping), Malawi is best known for it's beautiful lake, bays and beaches.
Nonetheless, if you just want to unwind from Africa, learn to dive, spend a few days on a boat or simply hang out in some great accommodation lakeside then it would be hard to be disappointed.
www.travelindependent.info /africa-east.htm   (5756 words)

 Oxfam International - East Africa food crisis
In the last six months, due to improvements in conditions, there has been a reduction in the total number of people affected by the East Africa drought – 11 million in March 2006 to 8 million as of September 2006.
East Africa food crisis: Shattered drought economy may take 15 years to recover without support
Media blog: East Africa food crisis – Media Officer Doug Keatinge is covering the East Africa Food Crisis for Oxfam.
www.oxfam.org /en/programs/emergencies/eafricafoodcrisis/index.htm   (754 words)

 afrol News - East Africa
The all-inclusive church community is especially known for its outreach to homosexuals.
Measures as a customs union, a joint approach against famine, a common tourism market and a political federation were outlined.
The 'East African Standard' had reported on a secret meeting between President Mwai Kibaki and an ex-Minister, reportedly considering re-entering the government.
www.afrol.com /regions/east_africa   (621 words)

 A New Vision for Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On his seven-day tour of sub-Saharan Africa, President Bush must take with him a new vision for Africa, based on the universal principles of economic liberty, political freedom and respect for the rule of law.
But it must also be a vision backed by a greater willingness on the part of Washington to actively shape the future of the continent, working in conjunction with her key allies in London and other European capitals.
The civil wars in Liberia and the Congo, the specter of tyranny and man-made famine in Zimbabwe, the spread of the AIDS epidemic, and the rising threat of international terrorism in East Africa, are all issues of mounting concern to Washington.
www.heritage.org /Research/Africa/wm307.cfm   (1870 words)

 Geography East Africa
East Africa falls into two distinct cultural regions.
Some Africa’s most densely populated countries lie in this region, which puts pressure on fragile environments.
In the dry regions, camels are common, elsewhere herds of cattle, sheep, and goats.
www.africanculturalcenter.org /1_4east.html   (197 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Middle East and North Africa Page
Many of the nations of the Middle East and North Africa were once controlled by colonial powers.
Mediterranean Sea are often called the Middle East or the Near East.
The term came from the first geographers in ancient Greece, for whom the region was both near and east.
www.mrdowling.com /607mena.html   (392 words)

 Safaris and Tours in Tanzania, East Africa
CC Africa’s Klein’s Camp is situated deep in the heart of the game-rich northern Serengeti in Tanzania – right off the beaten tourist track.
CC Africa’s Grumeti River Camp is situated in a remote valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, just 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Lake Victoria –; Africa’s largest lake.
It is the newest addition to CC Africa’s portfolio of luxury safari lodges on the northern Tanzanian safari circuit.
www.ccafrica.com /destinations/tanzania/default.asp   (723 words)

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