Place in news: Horn of Africa
Part of: Prelims and GS-II International Relations
Context China would appoint a special envoy to the Horn of Africa, signalling China’s intention to play a greater role in the conflict-torn region.
The Horn of Africa or HOA
- It is a peninsula situated in the northeast of the African continent.
- The HOA extends out into the Arabian Sea for hundreds of kilometres and is located along the south of the Gulf of Aden. This region is the easternmost projection of Africa.
- In ancient and medieval periods, the area was called Bilad al Barbar meaning land of the Berbers.
- The countries included in the HOA are Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.