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    In Ethiopia the Eritrean secessionist movement is intensifying its struggle against the central government and dozens of underground camps are being organised to support the fighters.

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    In Ethiopia the Eritrean secessionist movement is intensifying its struggle against the central government and dozens of underground camps are being organised to support the fighters. They are very well equipped, with carefully hidden carpentry shops, schools, hospitals and armouries. Here's a report from Simon Dring of the BBC.

    The federation of Eritrea and Ethiopia came to an end in 1962 when the Eritrean Legislative Assembly voted itself out of existence. The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) was founded in Egypt and began an armed struggle to remove Ethiopia's presence from the province. The E.L.F. attracted world attention through a series of hijackings and was soon gathering support of its cause. However, martial law was introduced in the province in 1971 and the Ethiopian army set up a chain of fortified villages to control the area. The separatist group also suffered setbacks when an internal dispute split the E.L.F. However, recently there have been signs that the splinter group, the Eritrean Popular Liberation Force (E.P.L.F.), is seeking reunification with the E.L.F.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATG6HKI4XOJY2RD1JSBLEWURP
    Media URN:
    VLVAATG6HKI4XOJY2RD1JSBLEWURP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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