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Basic Facts on the Current Crisis Between Eritrea and Ethiopia


MAP 1 A Map of Eritrea produced in 1907, when Eritrea was a colony of Italy. Please note the straight-line border on (on the southwest border of Eritrea and Ethiopia)this map and compare it with the alterations made by the Ethiopian government in the 1997 Tigray Administration Zone of Ethiopia (MAP 3). This is the Badme line. 

MAP 2 A Map of Eritrea produced in 1950 by the United nations Commission for Eritrea showing the administrative boundaries of the country. Here again, please note the straight-line border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.

MAP 3 This is the 1997 map of the Tigray Administration Zone of Ethiopia. The shaded or lined areas are Eritrean territory claimed by Ethiopia.