FAREWELL MARJAN... Marjan, the one-eyed lone
lion is no longer the king of
PICTURES from the grenade attack!
ERITREA, WOMEN AT WAR
Eritrean Women have been fighting alongside their men since the late 80s, during the independence war against dictator Menghistu. That's why it should be no surprise to see them on the frontlines of this recent Eritrea-Ethiopia conflict, be it serving tea to soldiers or digging trenches or, finally, getting a well-earned monthly salary...
All pictures were taken on Tsorona and Zalambessa central frontlines and in Maj Habar War Disabled Center
54055 Maj Habar War Disabled Center, March 1999
Mrs. Jodit Jemahe, 27, was wounded was wounded and lost her sight in 1990, in Massawa. She got married in 1994 in this center and has now 3 sons. Here she's breast-feeding the youngest one
54056 Maj Habar War Disabled Center, March 1999
Mrs. Fatma Idris, 24, lost her leg after an explosion in Sembel district, Asmara
Farewell, good ol' Marjan... The lone king of Kabul zoo succumbs to his age at 48, after surviving years and years of deprivations and symbolizing to kabulis the spirit of resiliency itself Well.....that's sad news, indeed. To my eyes, Marjan symbolized hope. However, in thinking about that dear old lion's death I choose to believe that when he heard the swoosh of kites flying over Kabul, heard the roars from the football stadium, experienced the renewed sounds of music in the air and heard the click-click of chess pieces being moved around chessboards....well, the old guy knew that there was plenty of hope around and it was okay for him to let go and fly off, amid kite strings, to wherever it is the spirits of animals go.
Peace to you Marjan and peace to Afghanistan.
[Diana Smith, via the Internet]