Eritrea's Long War

In September 1961, an attack by rebels in Eritrea marked the start of the country's thirty year war of independence from Ethiopia. We hear the story of one doctor who joined the liberation struggle.
Photo: EPLF fighters on patrol in Eritrea, 1978.

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