What is East Africa?

  • (noun): A geographical area in eastern Africa.

East Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the UN scheme of geographic regions, 19 territories constitute Eastern Africa:

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Slavery In Africa - Transformations of Slavery in Africa - Trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean Trade
... a small-scale movement of people largely from East Africa and the Sahel ... main target for slavery were the people who lived in the frontier areas of Islam in Africa ... They were sold throughout the Middle East ...
Lloyd Mathews
... the Third Anglo-Ashanti War of 1873–4, afterwards being stationed in East Africa for the suppression of the slave trade ... a failed attempt to stop German expansion in East Africa ... Mathews was appointed the British Consul-General for East Africa in 1891 but declined to take up the position, remaining in Zanzibar instead ...
East Africa - Conflicts
... Until recently, several East African countries were riven with political coups, ethnic violence and oppressive dictators ... Since the end of colonialism, the region has endured the following conflicts Northern East Africa Darfur Conflict in Sudan Ethiopian Civil War 1974-1991 Eritrean War of Independence 1961-1991 ...
Library Of Congress Classification:Class D, Subclass DT -- History Of Africa
... Subclass DT History of Africa is a classification used by the Library of Congress Classification system under Class D -- History, General and Old World ... DT 1-3415...History of Africa 7-12.25...Description and travel 15-16...Ethnography 17-39...History 43-154...Egypt 56.8-69.5...Antiquities 63-63.5...Pyramid ... history and description 160-177...North Africa 167-176...History 168-169.5...Carthaginian period 179.2-179.9...Northwest Africa 181-346...Maghrib ...
Seychelles Community In EU - East Africa
... Seychelles individuals and families started migrating to East Africa in the early nineteenth century ... as they had adopted the cross culture between colonial life and East African life and became known as "Kenya born" ... Seychelles, later Australia, Canada, South Africa and Britain ...

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