"China-Horn of Africa Peace, Governance and Development Conference"

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Recently the first "China-Horn of Africa Peace, Governance and Development Conference" was held in Ethiopia.

  • This is the first time that China aims to "play its role in the field of security".

  • The conference held in Ethiopia saw the participation of the foreign ministries of the following Horn countries- Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

  • Horn of Africa:

  • The Horn of Africa is a peninsula in Northeast Africa.

  • Located in the eastern part of the African mainland, it is the fourth largest peninsula in the world.

  • It is located along the southern border of the Red Sea and extends for hundreds of kilometres into the Guardafui Channel, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

  • The Horn of Africa is equidistant from the equator and the Tropic of Cancer.

  • The Horn includes the biodiversity of the highlands of the Ethiopian Plateau, the Ogaden Desert, Eritrea and the Somalian Coast.

  • The Horn of Africa refers to the region comprising the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

  • The region has experienced imperialism, neo-colonialism, cold war, ethnic conflict, inter-African conflict, poverty, disease, famine, etc.

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