This Russian tank is one of the more harmless legacies of the 30 years of war that ended in 1999.

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.

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