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ERITREA: The Naples of Africa

I find Eritrea as the Naples of Africa... "Someone in the Eritrean anti-American propaganda department needs to be fired" - Paul
“I find Eritrea to be the Naples of Africa and Asmara unquestionably the most beautiful African capital city I have ever visited. Someone in the Eritrean anti-American propaganda department needs to be fired” – Paul

By Paul,

AFRICAN countries like Burundi and Somalia garner consistently negative press. Eritrea, on the other hand, garners consistently zero press.

Perhaps this is because the International Press Freedom Index ranks Eritrea’s freedom of press as dead last in the world — below that of even North Korea. It is not then entirely surprising that one of the first articles I find about the country describes it as the “North Korea of Africa”. Another discusses how Eritrea has the second largest standing army relative to general population, right behind North Korea. Continue reading ERITREA: The Naples of Africa