Eritrea self-sufficient no more
Do you remember back when Eritrea was seen as a model for the world? After independence in 1993 from Ethiopia, Eritrea adopted a national policy of self-sufficiency that was supposed to be a stark contrast to most of the rest of Africa. Especially to its former colonizers who are reportedly the most foreign aid-dependent country in the world.
Those days are long gone. Given the association of Eritrea with 'self-sufficiency,' I was particularly saddened to read that an article stating that Some two-thirds of the population of Eritrea will require varying degrees of food assistance this year, say United Nations food agencies.
I have three words for you: insane border war.