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Eritrea: the North Korea of Africa

Eritrea cracked down on Christians ahead of the country’s Independence Day on 24 May with arrests of more than 140 Christians who were meeting in private in the capital Asmara.

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British military cemetery, Keren, Eritrea | photo: iStock

Fourteen children were among the 141 detained, after the authorities raided a Christian gathering in Mai Temenai. The streets were filled with police and secret police trying to prevent protests.