East Africa

East Africa is the part of around and east of the Great Rift Valley, a land feature stretching from the Red Sea to the Mozambique Channel. East Africa is the cradle of mankind, as the first species of the Homo genus evolved here, and migrated to the rest of the world.

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is the capital and most populous city in . Photo: ctsnow, CC BY 2.0.

is the largest country in East Africa. Modern combines two areas that at other times have been governed separately: Tanganyika on the coast of the African mainland and the island of Zanzibar nearby. Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim, GFDL.

The East African country of is a pearl in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the third-most populous country in and is Africa's oldest independent country and the only one never to be colonized, save for a short Italian occupation in the 1930s and 1940s. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a country on the Horn of Africa. It had the largest coastline in mainland Africa. Photo: Jjtkk, Public domain.

was called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from and . Photo: SteveRwanda, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is in East Africa. A former Italian colony, it gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long, painful struggle. Photo: Voice of Clam, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small country in East Africa, although it has some cultural and geographical ties with . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is in the Horn peninsula on the Gulf of Aden. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a region in East Africa. It consists of , , , , , , and . Photo: NASA, Public domain.

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