The Lost Domain

After a bloody thirty-year struggle the optimistic nationalism of the 1990s has dissipated under the regime dominated by President Isaias Afewerki.
In 1998 border disputes with Ethiopia around the town of Badme erupted into open hostilities. This conflict ended with a peace deal in June 2000, but not before leaving both sides with tens of thousands of soldiers dead.
Two thirds of the population receive food aid.

Economic progress is hampered by the proportion of Eritreans who are in the army rather than the workforce.

Thousands of Eritreans have had to flee the country that they fought so hard to establish.