Due to the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea in the 1990’s, there are leftover mines throughout the northern countryside on the border with Eritrea.
When visiting the northern tourist destinations around Aksum, it is necessary to be mindful of this and to stay on well-marked trails.
- Wikileaks: Ethiopia threatened to reoccupy the TSZ which lies between the ethio-eritrea border. (kemalmohammed.wordpress.com)
- The kingdom of Aksum (egrejeen.wordpress.com)