In the latest escalation in a conflict in which Ethiopian government forces are battling local insurgent forces in the Tigray region, several rockets were fired from the northern Tigray region on Saturday night, according to five regional diplomats. At least three rockets fired at Eritrea The capital of Ethiopia, and at least one of them in Ethiopia, were confirmed as of Friday night, diplomats said. The rockets, fired by insurgents from Ethiopia's Tig-ray region, hit capitals in neighboring Eritrean countries and canceled five diplomats as clashes between government forces and separatist groups spread across the border.
The rocket attacks came just hours after the TPLF, which the Ethiopian government considers a rebel group, claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the capital Addis Ababa on Friday night, according to diplomats. Early Saturday, the PLPF said it fired the missiles as the conflict spread and a civil war loomed in the heart of the Horn of Africa.
The Sudanese border town of Hamdayat, from which several refugees came, told Reuters they had been shelled. They said they were shelling Eritrea from the north, south, east and west of the country, as well as from the south and east. They and Ethiopia have also been shelled in the east, west and south of Ethiopia, "they said.
The lack of clarity about the situation in Mekele does not rule out the possibility of further clashes between Eritrean and Sudanese troops in the region. There was no comment from Ethiopia or Eritrea and there is no official statement from the Foreign Ministry or the Foreign Ministry of either country, but there were comments from both.
It is an urban enclave that may attract your attention, but if you are a thoughtful traveller who loves the beauty of Eritrea, its history and its cultural heritage, Asmara is an exciting city to explore. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is a great destination for one or two day trips.
Asmara is the only capital outside Cairo that is based on a culture that has brought forth modern life. As such, it is unlike any other capital that boasts such a great antiquity, and as such, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The dominant popular architecture is that of the Ottomans, who ruled for 300 years, and the Egyptians, who ruled until 1865, before the Italians arrived. In the famous Battle of Adua in 1896, the Italians lost to the Ethiopians and were forced to recognize Ethiopia as a state of their own. The Italian colonists, who left in 1938, followed their own rules and regulations, as did most African cities, but the Massawa victory ushered in a new era of cooperation between the two peoples and their respective cultures.
After thirty years of Ethiopian occupation, the city was left to decay, but it retained its original beauty. Since Eritrean control in 1991, a series of repairs have been carried out, some of which have already been completed, and ten are still being carried out, including the famous rock church of Lalibela. In a move that can be seen as the beginning of a more hopeful time for the country, Asmara - the capital of Eritrea - has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Neighboring Ethiopia has long benefited from access to the world's most important cultural heritage sites, such as Adua and the ancient city of Addis Ababa, but Eritrea has been unable to capitalize on the international recognition it receives from UNESCO.
Italian power may have created a beautiful city in Eritrea, but it was not for native Eritreans to enjoy. The city is considered the new Rome of the African city of Italy and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its 400 Art Deco buildings from a time when the country was an Italian colony.
In 1885 Massawa became the capital of Eritrea, which expanded inland, and soon after a railway line was built from the coast to the city. Within five years, Italy declared the newly acquired territory "Eritrea" and until 1897 it was the colonial capital of Eritrea. Eritrea had formed a series of separate provinces and kingdoms, but after the Italians imposed their rule on the region, a unified, centralized country was proclaimed in 1883.
The war was broken off, however, and the industrial factories in Asmara were dismantled and rebuilt, leading to a local economic slump. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was ruled by the British under the name of "Eritrea and Eritrea."
Three years after the unveiling of Nakfa, Eritrea entered a bloody border war with Ethiopia that cost tens of thousands of lives and brought the country's development to a standstill for two decades. Asmara airport became a key point of the conflict, as it was used by Ethiopians to obtain weapons and supplies from outside supporters. In 1990, the last city to fall under the Eritrean People's Liberation Front during the war of independence was besieged and surrendered by Ethiopian troops after a battle on 24 May 1991.