This Russian tank
is one of the more harmless legacies of the 30 years of war that ended
Greater casualties include a
population of scarred minds and bodies, a devastated
economy, underfunded infrastructure, not to mention tens of thousands
of landmines that will be killing and maiming, children mostly, for the
next 50 years or more.
The last war resulted in the secession of Eritrea, and a unique, progressive
policy allowing any part of the country to do the same. Other African
countries are watching expectantly to see if this policy is worth adopting
within the awkward borders inherited from their colonial predecessors.
The border with Somalia in the east is the next area most
likely to see tanks.