Horn of Africa

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Why in news?

  • East and Horn of Africa brace for worst drought in decades

About Horn of Africa:

  • The Horn of Africa is a peninsula situated in the northeast of the African continent.
  • It 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


Which of the following African countries open in to Red Sea?

1. Eritrea

2. Ethiopia

3. Kenya

4. South Sudan

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2,3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 4 only