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Abyssinian War

Abyssinian War  

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1935–6.Conflict between Abyssinia and Italy. Mussolini used a border incident in December 1934 at Walwal as a pretext for pursuing his aim of imperial expansion in north Africa. The Italians invaded ...
Afar

Afar  

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Ethnic group found in parts of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, also known as Danakil, Denakil, and Adal.Approximately 1.5 million people belong to the Afar ethnic group, mostly in the ...
Agaw

Agaw  

Ethnic group of the Horn of Africa, also known as the Agau and Agew.The Agaw primarily inhabit central and northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. They speak an Afro-Asiatic language in ...
Aksum

Aksum  

A town in the province of Tigré in northern Ethiopia. It was a religious centre and the capital of a powerful kingdom during the 1st–6th centuries ad. According to ancient Aksumite tradition their ...
Amhara

Amhara  

Ethnic group of Ethiopia.The Amhara, one of the two largest ethnic groups of Ethiopia, occupy central and western Ethiopia. Traditionally, the Amhara have been the country's dominant people—all but ...
Asmara

Asmara  

Capital and largest city of Eritrea.Asmara is located in a highland region of Eritrea that was settled roughly 700 years ago. It is believed to have been the site ...
Beja

Beja  

Ethnic group comprising several smaller subgroups of people who live mostly in Sudan, Eritrea, western Ethiopia, and southern Egypt; also known as Bega or Bujah.Inhabiting the area between the ...
Bilin

Bilin  

Ethnic group of the Horn of Africa, also known as Bilen, Belen, Bogo, and Gabra Tarqwe Qur.The Bilin primarily inhabit western Eritrea and the Tigray Province of Ethiopia. Large ...
Bisharin

Bisharin  

Ethnic group of Sudan and Eritrea.The Bisharin inhabit northeastern Sudan and neighboring Eritrea. They speak an Afro-Asiatic language and are one of the larger Beja peoples. Some 40,000 people ...
Clothing in Africa

Clothing in Africa  

As elsewhere, clothing in Africa has long served more than one purpose. In addition to satisfying human needs for covering and adornment, textiles and clothing provide media for artistic expression ...
Coastal Resources in Africa

Coastal Resources in Africa  

Natural resources along the African coast and their management.Relative to other continents, Africa has steep coastlines and few broad coastal plains, beaches, or natural harbors due to its central ...
Djibouti

Djibouti  

A city-state that serves as a transit point for neighbouring countriesThough there are mountains in the north of this small country, most of Djibouti consists of a bare arid plateau—one of the ...
Electoral Supervision

Electoral Supervision  

Most would agree that democracy is the “fundamental standard of political legitimacy in the current era” (Held, p. xi). Elections are the hallmark—the essential procedural minimum—of democracy. They ...
Eritrea

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
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3,883 words
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Eritrea is one of the world’s newest nations, and also one of its poorest. Small and drought-prone, it boasts few

Eritrea

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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4,780 words

Eritrea emerged as Africa's newest recognized nation in 1993 after more than a century of conquest and occupation by foreign

Eritrea

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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607 words
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Eritrea occupies a strategic position on the Red Sea in NE Africa. The coastal plain extends inland for between 16

Eritrea

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

was an Italian East African colony from which Italian forces invaded Abyssinia in October 1935, after which it became

Eritrea

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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498 words

The modern state of Eritrea was created in the mid- to late-nineteenth century as a result of Italian colonialism. The

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,537 words
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The history of Eritrea is deeply integrated with that of its neighbors Ethiopia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. The Semitic

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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769 words

The borders of present-day Eritrea were first drawn during Italian colonization (1889–1941). After three decades of war with

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