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  2. East African Community - Wikipedia

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    The East African Community ( EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation composed of six countries in the African Great Lakes region in eastern Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, is the EAC's chairman. The organisation was founded in 1967, collapsed in 1977, and was revived ...

  3. East African Rift - Wikipedia

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    East African Rift. The East African Rift ( EAR) or East African Rift System ( EARS) is an active continental rift zone in East Africa. The EAR began developing around the onset of the Miocene, 22–25 million years ago. In the past it was considered to be part of a larger Great Rift Valley that extended north to Asia Minor .

  4. Eastern world - Wikipedia

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    Eastern world, also known as the East or the Orient, is an umbrella term for various cultures or social structures, nations and philosophical systems, which vary depending on the context. It most often includes at least part of Asia or, geographically, the countries and cultures east of Europe, the Mediterranean region and Arab world ...

  5. East Timor - Wikipedia

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    East Timor is a full member state of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), also known as the Lusophone Commonwealth, an international organisation and political association of Lusophone nations across four continents. In each of those nations, Portuguese is an official language.

  6. Middle East - Wikipedia

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    Map of the Middle East between Africa, Europe, Central Asia, and South Asia. Middle East map of Köppen climate classification. The Middle East ( Arabic : الشرق الأوسط ‎, ISO 233 : ash-Sharq al-Awsat ) is a geopolitical term [2] that commonly refers to the region spanning the Levant , Arabian Peninsula , Anatolia (including modern ...

  7. Time zone - Wikipedia

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    A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries between countries and their subdivisions instead of strictly following longitude, because it is convenient for areas in frequent communication to keep the same time.

  8. Near East - Wikipedia

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    The geographical terms Near East and Far East referring to areas of the globe in or contiguous to the former British Empire and the neighboring colonies of the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Germans, fit together as a pair based on the opposites of far and near, suggesting that they were innovated together.