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, town (1984 pop. 32,457), Eritrea, on the Red Sea. Ethiopia's most important port before Eritrean independence (1993), it continued, through agreements with Eritrea, to handle much of Ethiopia's foreign trade until the border war with Ethiopia brought
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a city and port on the shore of the Red Sea in Ethiopia. Population, 25,000 (1967). It is connected to Addis Ababa by a highway and has an airport. There is trade in cattle, skins, coffee, grain, and oilseeds. Assab has an oil refinery that was built with the help of the Soviet Union. Salt is mined in Assab.

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In fact, massive expulsion of Ethiopians in Eritrea already started in 1991 and led to at least 50,000 people (traders, workers in the port of Asseb and in industry and services, Ethiopian army personnel and government administrators) being sent out without any of their possessions.
(25.) One of the worst reported (first in the Ethiopian independent weekly Minilik, 18 July 1998) was the detention of Ethiopian workers in Asseb in a metal container which was then placed in the blazing sun.