FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Ethiopia says town seized in Tigray, conflict embroils Eritrea” – below is their description.
#Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government said on Monday it had captured another town in the northern #Tigray region after nearly two weeks of fighting in a conflict already spilling into #Eritrea and destabilising the wider Horn of Africa. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreing Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.
FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in Eastern Africa, with its capital at Asmara. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands.
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups in its population of around five and a half million. Eritrea has nine national languages which are Tigrinya language, Tigre, Afar, Beja, Bilen, Kunama, Nara, Saho. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam, with a small minority adhering to traditional faiths.
Eritrea gained de jure independence in 1993 after an independence referendum. National legislative and presidential elections have never been held since independence.
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