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The Historical Roots of Afro-Arab Relations: Yusuf Fadl Hasan

Afro-Arab relations can be traced back 20 centuries to the time when Africa and the Arab East were physically one territorial entity, before the Red Sea separated them. Even after this event human links between them continued through the Bab El-Mandab Strait and Sinai. The African and Arab coasts of the Indian Ocean have traditionally constituted an important area of interaction between the two regions.