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Discussion About : # Copper ore deposits at the hand of the Derg

1975 | By 1975 the copper ore deposits are under Ethiopian control and the exploitation is performed by the Japanese corporation "Nippon Koei Co.". In 1975 the territory comes under Eritrean sovereignty. These are the richest copper ore deposits of the world: the region of Adi Cuscet, Shiketti, Lamza, Abarda and other regions were all extorted of their resources. However, the EPLF having realized this occupies the territory and all the rich lands became under the EPLF control

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