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Eritrean-Ethiopian Conflict


Eritrean War of Independance

In 1962, Ethiopia annexes Eritrea, making it a province; war of independance begins, 1974 - Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie overthrown in a military coup., 1977-78 Soviet advisers and Cuban troops help Ethiopian forces reverse significant advances made by Eritrean guerrillas., 1991 - Eritrean People's Liberation Front captures the Eritrean capital, Asmara and forms a provisional government; the United Nations sets a date for a referendum on Eritrean independence with Ethiopian backing., 1993 - Eritreans almost unanimously vote for independence; Eritrea becomes independent and joins the United Nations.

Britain decides to make Eritrea a federal component of Ethiopia, British forces occupy Eritrea, Was held by Italy from 1885-1941, Was held by Egypt from 1865-1885, Was held by the Ottoman Empire in the 16th - 19th century, Was part of Ethiopia in 8th century, Ethiopian/Eritrean kingdom of Aksum disintegrates

Soviets support Ethiopia, Ship 50 ships of weapons to Ethiopia, Wants to impress other westernized countries

Post-Independance War

1995 - Eritrean troops invade the Yemeni-held Hanish islands at the mouth of the Red Sea., 1998 - International arbitration panel awards the Greater Hanish island to Yemen and divides other smaller islands between the two countries., 1998-2000 - Eritrean-Ethiopian border clashes turn into a full-scale war which kills some 70,000 people., 2000 - Eritrea, Ethiopia ceasefire and peace agreements envisage troop withdrawals and UN peacekeepers.