• • • Hungarian hens have been clucking in the country for several years
Most Hungarians (and foreigners) don’t even know that the country called Eritrea exists. And even fewer people know that the small East African country is one of the success stories of the southern opening policy: Hungarian hens have been clucking in the country for several years.
One of the main advantages is that Eritrea belongs to the smaller African countries, and we, Hungarians tend to have better chances on similar size markets than in countries where the competition is much stronger. Another advantage for Hungarians is that Eritrea is one of those rare African countries, where corruption is basically unknown.
The country has been led by the same party since the declaration of independence in 1993, and the party grew out from the former partisan movement. Besides strong centralisation, the leadership lays emphasis on puritanism – even though all of the leaders are well-educated experts who speak several languages, they all share the views of President Isaias Afwerki about not seceding from common people.