BBC: New snag in Horn border dispute
An international commission based in The Hague subsequently decided the border town of Badme, which sparked off the war, should go to Eritrea. The two countries waged a bitter war between 1998 and 2000 over the issue - a conflict which cost around 100,000 lives.
100,000 lives for the town of Badme. I demand that the international commission rename the town: Stupidme.
Marking the border was supposed to begin this month but a serious dispute has now broken out over how this should take place. Maps have been drawn up, contractors appointed. Everything is ready for the first concrete pillars to be put into place. But objections from Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, expressed in a letter to the United Nations Security Council, have stalled the process.
Use the concrete to manufacture 100,000 mini headstones to wing at the head of the Ethiopian Pime Minister.
Posted by: Super Hose 2003-10-11