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Background of the Ethio-Eritrean conflict

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Two years before the war actually broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the two governments set up a secret committee to decide what was to be done about the disputed areas.

It was able to achieve very little apart from noting the contentious points. On paper, the Eritreans have a better case.

Declarations of 14 and 20 May 1998 they are only claiming the colonial border that is the line drawn at the beginning of this century between the kingdom of Italy and the Ethiopian empire.

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