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/ 28 November 2007

Eritrea-Ethiopia border deadline looms

It’s hard to see the looming threat of war with Ethiopia as you walk Eritrea’s tree-lined boulevards or enter its Italian-style cafes. But beneath the Eritrean capital’s tranquil surface, many Eritreans say they are worried about a repeat of the 1998 to 2000 border war that killed about 70 000 people.

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/ 16 October 2007

Eritrea security chief survives assassination bid

Eritrea’s powerful head of internal security, Colonel Simon Ghebredengel, survived an assassination attempt last week in Asmara, a senior government official said on Tuesday. ”There was a failed assassination attempt on Saturday October 13 on the colonel,” Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu said. ”He is in a very stable condition.”

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/ 26 September 2007

Eritrea insists Ethiopia implement border ruling

Eritrea maintains its demand that Ethiopia implement a border ruling agreed under a pact to end their 1998 to 2000 war, a minister said on Wednesday after Ethiopia threatened to call off the peace agreement. In a letter to Eritrea’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday, Ethiopia accused Asmara of violating the deal on several fronts including coordinating ”terrorist activity”.