140,683,144 (2020 est.) Area. 1,882,757 km 2. The Horn of Africa ( HoA ), also known as the Somali Peninsula, is a large peninsula in East Africa.  Located on the easternmost part of the African mainland, it is the fourth largest peninsula in the world.
The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) is the primary (but not sole) military component assigned to accomplish the objectives of the mission. The naval components are the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) and Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) which operates under the direction of the United States Fifth Fleet.
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa is a joint task force of United States Africa Command. It originated under Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa as part of the United States response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The mission of the CJTF-HOA is to conduct operations in the Combined Joint Operations Area to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional security and stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and coalition interests. CJTF-HOA consists of about 2,000 servicemen and women from the United States military and allied countries. Currently, th...
CJTF-HOA was established at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on October 19, 2002. In November 2002, personnel embarked to the region aboard USS Mount Whitney and arrived at the Horn of Africa on December 8, 2002. CJTF-HOA operated from the Mount Whitney until May 13, 2003, when the mission moved ashore to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti City, Djibouti. Sinc...
Ifat's conquest of the Sultanate of Showa (c.1285)Abyssinian-Adal War (1529–1559), between the Ethiopian Empire and the Adal SultanateDervish revolt against the United Kingdom(1899–1920), the Kingdom of Italy, the Ethiopian Empire, and other Somalis1922 Burao Tax Revolt (1922) between Habr Yunis tribesmen and the United KingdomEritrean War of Independence (1961–1991), between Eritrean liberation fronts (primarily the EPLF and early on also the ELF) and the Ethiopian Empire (1961–1974) and Marxist Derg-ruled Ethiopia (197...Ethiopian Civil War (1974–1991), between the Derg (ruling government of Ethiopia) and various rebel groups, as well as amongst the rebel groups, including the Marxist Ethiopian EPRP, MEISON, and TP...
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The Horn of Africa is a region in East Africa, which juts into the Guardafui Channel. It consists of Somaliland, Puntland, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia . Countries Somalia Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Somaliland Puntland
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Category:Horn of Africa From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository Subcategories This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total. A Animals of the Horn of Africa (2 F) C Cape Guardafui (11 F) D Djibouti (16 C, 1 P, 149 F) E Eritrea (16 C, 1 P, 36 F) Ethiopia (23 C, 1 P, 526 F) H Horn African diaspora (4 C) I