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How Poor Eritrea Met Key Targets on Poverty?

BBC World News's Yalda Hakim and her crew have been granted access to Eritrea
BBC World News’s Yalda Hakim and her crew have been granted access to Eritrea, though no one expected them to change their usual half baked narratives on Eritrea overnight

By Yalda Hakim (for BBC News),

ERITREA is considered one of the most repressive and secretive states on earth. The UN says forced labour and detention without trial are common.

There have been no elections in the country since independence in 1993 and President Isaias Afewerki has been in power for almost 22 years. Political opponents and journalists have been imprisoned for voicing dissent.

BBC News hasn’t been allowed to film in the country for around a decade. But now, my team and I have been allowed in to look at improvements in Eritrea’s healthcareContinue reading How Poor Eritrea Met Key Targets on Poverty?