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Vol 41 No 13

Published 23rd June 2000


Eritrea

Time of reckoning

The agreement signed on 18 June in Algiers has little to recommend it to Eritrea. Only after a comprehensive peace agreement - still some way off - is the Eritrean-Ethiopian border to be demarcated, according to 'colonial treaties' and international law. The interim boundary, without prejudice to a final settlement, will be the one existing on the ground until May 1998. So Ethiopia gets back, for now, all the areas Eritrea seized.

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