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coastal village, western Yemen, on the Tihamah (coastal plain). It is situated in a cove of a promontory forming the southern coast of Kamaran Bay of the Red Sea and is protected by the offshore island of Kamaran, which belongs to Yemen.
from the Yemen article
Oil and natural gas, discovered near Shabwah in the former South Yemen in 1983 and near Ma'rib in the north the following year, now generate a major portion of the national income. Exploration and development by American, Korean, Japanese, and other foreign companies continues. A pipeline carries northern Yemen's oil to the Red Sea coast, and a similar line serving the ...
coastal plain in western Yemen, fronting the Red Sea. A 260-mile (420-kilometre) southern extension of the Arabian Tihamah (coastal plain), it consists of a strip of arid coastal land stretching between Maydi, on the northern border with Saudi Arabia, and the El-Mandeb Strait, near the southern limit of the country. It occupies an area of 5,220 square miles (13,520 ...
Malian football (soccer) player and the first recipient of the African Player of the Year award in 1970. Keita symbolized independent Africa's football passion and prowess.
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The year 2002 was a classic one for African music, and arguably the finest of a batch of great new albums came from the celebrated Malian singer Salif Keita. His recent work had included excursions into jazz-rock and funk, but the album Moffou was very differentan acoustic set that marked a return to his African roots. The relaxed, gently rhythmic backing was provided by ...