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Eritrea: the African North Korea which thousands will risk anything to escape

Tigrai Online, October 05, 2013

MEDREK’s Girma Seifu Maru
There is no civil war in Eritrea: its people flee because their isolated homeland could pass as an African version of North Korea. Like the Kim regime in Pyongyang.

Every year, many thousands of Eritreans go to extraordinary lengths to escape their country and start new lives elsewhere. This small nation in the Horn of Africa, with less than 6 million people, is one of the world’s biggest providers of desperate refugees.

There is no civil war in Eritrea: its people flee because their isolated homeland could pass as an African version of North Korea. Like the Kim regime in Pyongyang, President Isaias Afewerki keeps Eritrea on a permanent war-footing.

He has duly turned his country into a vast armed camp, frozen into a state of permanent antagonism with Ethiopia and much of the rest of the world. Many Eritreans will do almost anything to leave.

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Consider these facts for one second; the gangster of the Eritrean government didnít blink an eye to bomb an elementary school in Mekelle massacring 52 innocent civilians most of them elementary school kids in 1998. They didnít even blink an eye to murder their own disable war veterans in a broad day light, then how is it possible Birhanu Nega and Andargachew Tsige are preaching to Ethiopians they are bringing freedom and justice from Eritrea?

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