East Africa

East Africa, Eastern Africa, or East of Africa is the eastern subregion of the African continent. In the United Nations Statistics Division scheme of geographic regions, 10-11- territories make up Eastern Africa: Due to the historical Omani Empire and colonial territories of the British East Africa Protectorate and German East Africa, the term East Africa is often used to specifically refer to the area now comprising the three countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. However, this has never been the convention in many other languages, where the term generally had a wider, strictly geographic context and therefore typically included Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. • Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan are members of the East African Community. The first five are also included in the African Great Lakes region. Burundi and Rwanda are at times also considered to be part of Central Africa.

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Swahili Secrets: Ancient DNA Reveals When Asian Ancestry Was Introduced to East Africa

Ancient DNA reveals Asian ancestry introduced to East Africa in early modern times

Timely study on rising groundwater offers hope for drought-stricken East Africa

DNA reveals donkeys were domesticated 7,000 years ago in East Africa

Kamoya Kimeu, Fossil-Hunting ‘Legend’ in East Africa, Is Dead

Saving East Africa’s wildlife from recurring drought

Homo sapiens bones in East Africa are at least 36,000 years older than once thought

Strengthening water resources planning in East Africa

Increasing temperatures will hit meat and milk production in East Africa

Huge methane emission rise follows extreme rainfall in East Africa

Genetic rewiring behind spectacular evolutionary explosion in East Africa

Genetic rewiring behind spectacular evolutionary explosion in East Africa