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  2. East African Community - Wikipedia

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    The new treaty was proposed with plans drawn up in 2004 to introduce a monetary union with a common currency, the East African shilling, some time between 2012 and 2015. There were also plans for a political union , the East African Federation, with a common President (initially on a rotation basis) and a common parliament by 2010.

  3. East Africa - Wikipedia

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    Between the 19th and 20th century, East Africa became a theatre of competition between the major imperialistic European nations of the time. The three main colors of the African country were beige, red, and blue. The red stood for the English, blue stood for the French, and the beige stood for Germany during the period of colonialism.

  4. East African campaign (World War II) - Wikipedia

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    Dickinson planned to defend Mombasa with the 1st East African Infantry Brigade and to deny a crossing of the Tana River and the fresh water at Wajir, with the 2nd East African Infantry Brigade. [54] Detachments were to be placed at Marsabit , Moyale , and at Turkana near Lake Rudolf (now Lake Turkana ), an arc of 850 mi (1,370 km).

  5. German East Africa - Wikipedia

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    German East Africa (German: Deutsch-Ostafrika) (GEA) was a German colony in the African Great Lakes region, which included present-day Burundi, Rwanda, the Tanzania mainland, and the Kionga Triangle, a small region later incorporated into Mozambique.

  6. Middle East - Wikipedia

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    Middle East has also been rejected as a colonialist and racist term. The Associated Press Stylebook says that Near East formerly referred to the farther west countries while Middle East referred to the eastern ones, but that now they are synonymous. It instructs: Use Middle East unless Near East is used by a source in a story.

  7. Standard Chartered - Wikipedia

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    Standard Chartered plc is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, England.It operates a network of more than 1,200 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people.

  8. Portuguese Mozambique - Wikipedia

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    Portuguese Mozambique originally constituted a string of Portuguese possessions along the south-east African coast, and later became a unified colony, which now forms the Republic of Mozambique. Portuguese trading settlements - and later, colonies - were formed along the coast and into the Zambezi basin from 1498 when Vasco da Gama first ...

  9. Arab world - Wikipedia

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    Hence the east- and especially southeast-coast boundary of Arab Africa has historically been a gateway for maritime trade and cultural exchange with both East Africa and the subcontinent. The trade winds also help explain the presence of the Comoros islands, an Arab-African country, off the coast of Mozambique , near Madagascar in the Indian ...