Eritrean soldiers during the 30-year long Eritrean War of Independence between Eritrean forces and the Ethiopian government. Women made up 30% of Eritrea’s army of 100,000 soldiers and were a popular symbol of the liberation effort.
Eritrea won its independence in 1993 women were given 30% of the seats
in parliament and gained new legal rights. However some complained that
they were treated more respectfully as fighters than they were as
Two cyclists from Eritrea, Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus, are making history in the world’s most famous bicycle race. The two riders are members of MTN Khubeka, the first ever African team in the Tour de France, as well as the first Eritreans to take part in the race