from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Eritrea, in the western part of the country at an altitude of about 2,227 m (7,300 ft). It was used as a base for the Italian invasion of Ethiopia (1935-1936). Population: 500,000.
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- proper n. The capital of Eritrea.
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- n. the capital of Eritrea
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Asmara, which is nowadays the capital of Eritrea, and the base had its own radio station
In striking opposition to this reality, ARDUF had set out to battle the Isaias Afwerki regime in Asmara, which is purposeless as long as the colonial relic Abyssinia exists.
However, Asmara Jamaleh , currency-market economist at Intesa Sanpaolo in Milan, is less pessimistic, looking for the euro to average $1.33 in 2012 compared with the 2011 average of $1.40.
Addis Ababa routinely accuses Asmara of supporting a number of Ethiopian separatist groups, and blamed an Afar rebel movement for the kidnapping of five Europeans in the region in 2007.
Attempts to reach Eritrea by telephone for comment were unsuccessful, but the Asmara government has vociferously denied any attempt to destabilize Ethiopia.
He referred all questions to government spokesmen in Asmara.
News agencies quoted Ethiopean Prime Minister Meles Zenawi as telling an Eritrean opposition radio station his government would work in a ‘diplomatic and military capacity’ to oust the regime in Asmara, the Eritrean capital.
Asmara was an abandoned orphan who was living in Gondar Medical College.
Dieng says Eritrean refugees arriving at camps in northern Ethiopia are saying the Asmara, Eritrea, government tries to prevent them from leaving, and that conditions are deteriorating.
He says the U.N. agency technically maintains an office in Asmara, but has not had any international staff there since 2005, and is not able to monitor conditions in the nation of 5 million.
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