Asmara sentence example

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  • Asmara appears to have been one of the most prosperous of these villages, and to have attained commercial importance through being on the high road from Axum to Massawa.

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  • In 1872 Munzinger, now in Egyptian service, annexed Asmara to the khedivial dominions, but in 1884, owing to the rise of the mandi,Egypt evacuated her Abyssinian provinces and Asmara was chosen by Ras Alula, the representative of the negus Johannes (King John), as his headquarters.

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  • In 1900 the seat of government was transferred from Massawa to Asmara, which in its modern form is the creation of the Italians.

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  • A railway from Massawa to Asmara was completed as far as Ghinda, at the foot of the plateau, in 1904.

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  • Instead of marching on to Kassala, Ras Alula, who at this time was much offended by the transfer of Massawa by the Egyptians to Italy, made a triumphant entry into Asmara, and absolutely refused to make any further efforts to extricate Egyptian garrisons from the grip of the khalifa.

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  • Gold mines are worked near Asmara.

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  • An extension of the line is planned from Asmara to Sabderat and Kassala.

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  • The great arteries, however, number three, which, starting from Massawa by way of Asmara, run, two to Abyssinia, and one to Kassala and Khartum.

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  • In consequence of this the Italians occupied Asmara, made friends with Mangasha and received Ras Makonnen, 1 Menelek's nephew, as his plenipotentiary in Italy.

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  • The chief town in the interior is Asmara, the capital of the colony and under the Abyssinians capital of the province of Hamasen, and favourite headquarters of Ras Alula (see below and also Abyssinia).

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  • Asmara, an Amharic word signifying "good pasture place," is a town of considerable antiquity.

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