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Eritrea
Eritrea , officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea derives it's name from the Greek word Erethria, meaning 'red land'. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast...
Timeline of Events
1889
5.2.1889
Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
1890
1.1.1890
Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
1937
2.19.1937
During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades.
1952
9.15.1952
United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia.
1988
3.17.1988
Eritrean War of Independence: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on three sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front in the opening action of the Battle of Afabet.
1991
5.24.1991
Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
1993
4.23.1993
Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
5.28.1993
Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.