Eritrea celebrates independence.

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The Eritrean capital of Asmara enjoyed week-long celebrations in the lead-up to the 24 May celebrations of independence from Ethiopia.

Marking its 28th year of independence after a 30-year separatist struggle, the streets of the capital were filled with colourful processions and marching bands.

The week was boosted by the attendance of US comedienne Tiffany Haddish, who had arrived to bury her father, and applied for and was given Eritrean citizenship.

The recent thaw in relations between Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia also featured...

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