Let me first suggest that the readers can obtain pertinent historic information about Ethiopia and its Red Sea coastline, the eriterrean area and Afars and Asseb from the works of the following authors: Recently, numerous Ethiopian newspapers, such as Tobia, Reporter Tomar, RAIJ in Germany and various pages in Ethiopia, have been publishing numerous reports on this topic.
"For the Asseb area, the fight is as much a fight for the right of the fragmented Afar tribe to reunite with its mother country as it is for the re-establishment of Ethiopiaâ??s right to its own beaches. Asseb is therefore an abbreviation or an encapsulation for the whole range of issues related to the violent separation of the eriterranean area from Ethiopia".
The majority of these works focus on Asseb and demand its reconstruction in Ethiopia.
It has become an important harbour since it was acquired by the Rubattino shipping company in 1869 for 8,100 Maria Teresa Dollar by the Sultan' s in Italy on commission from the provincial Sultan. The city was selected for its strategically placed position near the Bab el Mandeb Strait and the potential to become an important trade centre between Ethiopia and Arabia.
Today Assab is a present-day harbour with an old Soviet Union petroleum-refiners. There are three parts to the cityscape. Ashab Seghir (small Assab) on the shore, Assab Kebir (large Assab) in the centre of the capital, which houses the harbour and the centre of the capital and is located behind it, is the rather dilapidated Campo Sudan, the former estate of the ethnic inhabitants.
Around Assab there are vast saltworks. You can visit 30 island in the bay of Assab. Kebal International Hotel Assab. The former telephone line linking the Assab saltworks to the harbour. Management of Assab. ASAB - Regional management of the southern Red Sea zone. Saint Michael Orthodox Church Assab.