May 6th, 1998, was the start of a conflict that changed the fate of millions in east Africa. The battle for the dusty market town of Badme that bordered both nations was the spark that erupted a simmering feud into full on bloody warfare. It mattered very little that Badme was neither mineral rich nor or the location of oil reserves. What mattered was that both Ethiopia and Eritrea wanted Badme as part of its territory. Why has the stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea lasted so long? June 2000 was supposed to be the end of the conflict, but nearly two decades later the countries are still facing off. How have external forces added to this conflict? (press tv)