“People & Power: The Mystery Behind Eritrea” [Al Jazeera]

In Africa, History, World News on February 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Biased, definitely, but interesting nonetheless.


Isaias Afewerki, Eritrea’s president, led his country to independence in a decade-long war with Ethiopia. Today he tolerates neither opposition nor dissent as he increasingly isolates his nation of five million people from the outside world. Journalist Sinead O’Shea travelled undercover to Eritrea and found that its focus on security and isolation is borne of bitter experience. Plus, Nazanine Moshiri gains rare access to Iran’s remote and dangerous border region and looks at the roots of the Jundollah, a group which says it is fighting for the rights of the Baluch people in southeastern Iran.

Watch other episodes of People & Power from Al Jazeera.

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