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Why Does the Outside World Hate Eritrea?

By BBC FooC,

The small North Eastern African country of Eritrea is often in the news these days. It’s one of the biggest sources of migrants to Europe. The escapees talk of repression at home of political decent being harshly punished, of media censorship and mandatory national service which can drag on for years.

A century ago, the country was under Italian colonial rule. It left a visible distinctive mark on the architecture of the capital Asmara. The city was once known as Picola Roma “Little Rome” even today many of its shops still have Italian names. There is a bar Vitoria, and Casa del formaggio. Continue reading Why Does the Outside World Hate Eritrea?

Happy 25th Birthday Eritrea

Happy Birthday Eritrea on your 9,125 Days of Independence.

By Bereket Kidane,

As Eritrea goes into the final weekend before it rings in its 25th birthday this coming Tuesday, its silver jubilee anniversary, Eritreans at home and in the diaspora are gearing up for a big birthday bash. Eritreans at home will celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary with fireworks, parades, tent parties, and musical performances. This year’s musical performances will include bands from the United States, Australia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Turkey, Germany, and others. Continue reading Happy 25th Birthday Eritrea