ETHIOPIA: Fighting Rebels And Royalists

All last week in Ethiopia's northern province of Eritrea, warfare continued between government forces and rebel soldiers who belong to the Eritrean Liberation Front, a well-armed Moslem guerrilla organization which is dedicated to whining Eritrea's independence from Ethiopia. The situation was summed up by a Western diplomat in Addis Ababa: "The country could fall apart one night."

While the fighting went on in the outskirts of Asmara, the Eritrean capital, the rebels were reported to have blown up an important bridge at Keren, on the road to the Sudan to the west. In a drive to cut off the road...

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