Eritrea was Declared as the New Italian Colony

1 Jan, 1890

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Italy declared the formation of its new colony of Eritrea as the Egyptian power in the lower Red Sea waned. Eritrea got its name from the Erythraean Sea or Red Sea.

Italian map of the Colony of Eritrea Italian map of the Colony of Eritrea

Italy declared the formation of its new colony of Eritrea as the Egyptian power on the lower Red Sea waned. The Italians expanded their occupation northward and further inland from Assab area where they had purchased land following the opening of the Suez Canal, the precursor to the era known as the “Scramble for Africa” by Europeans racing to colonize resource-rich territories in Africa.

Eritrea got its name from the Erythraean Sea or the Red Sea.

  • Every day we are making Eritrean history. Let’s tell them. Soon they may be forgotten.