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    Ethiopia Transnational Issues - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/ethiopia/ethiopia_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      Eritrea and Ethiopia agreed to abide by the 2002 Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission's (EEBC) delimitation decision, but mutual animosities, accusations, and armed posturing prevail, preventing demarcation despite international intervention; Ethiopia refuses to withdraw to the delimited boundary until technical errors made by the EEBC that ignored "human geography" are addressed, including the award of Badme, the focus of the 1998-2000 war; Eritrea insists that the EEBC decision be implemented immediately without modifications; Ethiopia has only an administrative line and no international border with the Oromo region of southern Somalia where it maintains alliances with local clans in opposition to the unrecognized Somali Interim Government in Mogadishu; "Somaliland" secessionists provide port facilities and trade ties to landlocked Ethiopia; efforts to demarcate the porous boundary with Sudan have been delayed by civil war

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 90,451 (Sudan) 16,470 (Somalia) 8,719 (Eritrea)
      IDPs: 132,000 (border war with Eritrea from 1998-2000 and ethnic clashes in Gambela; most IDPs are in Tigray and Gambela Provinces) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      transit hub for heroin originating in Southwest and Southeast Asia and destined for Europe and North America, as well as cocaine destined for markets in southern Africa; cultivates qat (khat) for local use and regional export, principally to Djibouti and Somalia (legal in all three countries); the lack of a well-developed financial system limits the country's utility as a money-laundering center


      NOTE: The information regarding Ethiopia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ethiopia Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ethiopia Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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