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Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea or African Survivor?

Eritrea remains an African survivor and success story be it from food security, education, health care, and what have you
‘North Korea of Africa?’ That’s what a country is called if it happens to attract the ire of Washington accompanied by a biased and distorted media coverage by the so nobly called mainstream media. Despite the numerous challenges, Eritrea remains an African survivor and success story be it from food security, education, health care, and what have you.

By William J. Azébazé,

One day a Harvard economics professor asked his graduate class: “Who has ever been in Sierra Leone?” Students raised their hands, most of them non-Africans and none of them from Sierra Leone. And he continued: “Who has ever seen a cow in Sierra Leone?” This time, no more hands were raised. Believe it or not, he then went on developing a savings theory linking the civil war to the absence of cows in that country. No kidding! I then wondered: “I am in the United States but have never seen a cow here – I guess that it is due to the 1861-1865 U.S. civil war, isn’t it?” Obviously, it would have been more intelligent for that professor to first ask: “Who has ever seen a cow farm in Sierra Leone?” Continue reading Eritrea: Africa’s North Korea or African Survivor?

Lies About Eritrea: ‘Tiny’

The Endless Lies About Eritrea should Come to a Complete Stop!

We Eritreans must thwart all false portrayals of our country by the main stream media

By Red Sea Fisher,

The Lie: In relation to most nations, Eritrea is relatively small.

The Truth: According to the CIA Factbook, Eritrea is the 101st largest country in the world, making it larger than about 60% of all countries on the planet. Eritrea’s area is larger than that of Israel, South Korea, Austria and Denmark. However, unlike these nations, Eritrea is often called “tiny” in a high proportion of articles written about it.

Additionally, as the quotes below illustrate, the tiny label is never found in a vacuum and is always accompanied by other negative misrepresentations (e.g. “Eritrea’s not known for much except good coffee“). Continue reading Lies About Eritrea: ‘Tiny’