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Rebirth, fear on ruined Ethiopia-Eritrea frontier

It’s hard to tell which stones are the rubble of war and which are the ingredients of reconstruction in the frontier town of Zalambessa. In 1998, Eritrea’s soldiers invaded and destroyed this town on the disputed border with Ethiopia at the start of a two-year war in which 70,000 people were killed. Now, six years after a peace pact, Zalambessa’s 12,000 people are rebuilding, stone by stone. But the hope that drives them is tainted by fear of another war and memories of pain. Full Story

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