https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/analysis/ideas/Horn-ofAfrica-sea-ports-gateway-to-trade–investment/4259414-5382418-nu5ego/index.html

The Horn of Africa coast is strategically important because it is on the Bab al Mandab Strait and Indian Ocean coast where nearly 20 percent of the world trade and maritime shipping pass through. Thanks to their sea port developments, it is set to be the gateway and the link that connects the sub-Saharan Africa to this international trade route, Suez Canal and the Arabian Peninsula on the opposite side of the Red Sea.