By BBC Africa Today,
Hello and welcome to the Africa Today podcast from the BBC at 1800 GMT and I am David Amanor, the Tuesday 24th May 2016.
In today’s program, big celebration in Asmara as Eritreans celebrates their 25 years of independence. The territory was colonized by Italy in 1890 but handed to Ethiopia after the Second World War. That preceded to a 30 year long war for independence where Eritrea stood virtually alone.
Mary Harper is in the capital Asmara.
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