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Post by Zmeselo » 15 May 2019, 15:16

Pffff...so many lies. Smh!


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Post by Awash » 15 May 2019, 15:35

Zombies fabricating. Enjoy your propaganda while the people suffocate.





Zmeselo wrote:
15 May 2019, 15:16
Pffff...so many lies. Smh!



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Post by Awash » 15 May 2019, 22:43

Eritrea blocks social media, reportedly to curb planned protests

11 hours ago Eritrea

Eritreans are unable to access social media networks as at today (May 15), the BBC’s Tigrinya Service reports.

People have thus been forced to turn to Virtual Private Networks, VPN, to exchange messages. In Eritrea, the internet cannot be accessed via mobile phones, the report added.

The government is said to have taken the measure to avert an intended protest as the country gears up for its 26th Independence Day celebrations on May 24.

Asmara has yet to officially respond to the development. Communication like media is strictly under government control in the country considered to be a one-party state.

President Isaias Afwerki is the sole president since 1993, there is no opposition in the country. Eritrea has serially been accused of violently crashing on dissent and muzzling the media – which is currently non-existent.

Internet World statistics indicate that Eritrea has by far the lowest internet penetration on the continent. As at 2018, it had only 71,000 internet users, estimated to be 1.3% of the population.

November 2017: Last time protests hit Asmara, arrests and internet cut followed

The last time a protest was staged in the country was in November 2017 when gunshots were used to disperse a group of students demonstrating against state interference in the running of schools.

It turned out to be also be the last known time that internet was cut amid swoops that led to the arrest of dozens, reports stated at the time.

The incident led to the issuance of security alert especially for the capital Asmara by the united States embassy. The information minister at the time dismissed the incident as a “small demonstration by one school,” adding that it was “dispersed without any casualty.”
https://www.africanews.com

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Post by Cowboy Humera » 15 May 2019, 23:02

I waited 9 years to see protests in Eritrea. I have a dream that one day a long line of people, longer than my Awash River, will protest in Eritrea. That day we will know the independence of my oil rich country Tigrai is near. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by Awash » 16 May 2019, 00:22

Waiting in the rations line in North Korea of Africa



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Post by Awash » 17 May 2019, 03:14

Social media shut in Eritrea

THURSDAY MAY 16 2019

In Summary

The reason for the shutdown is unclear, but speculation is that the government has blocked social media sites to prevent people from using them to organise protests that could disrupt Independence Day celebrations on May 24.

Social media services have been blocked in Eritrea, with people now sending messages via VPN.

The reason for the shutdown is unclear, but speculation is that the government has blocked social media sites to prevent people from using them to organise protests that could disrupt Independence Day celebrations on May 24.

Discontent about the lack of political reform is growing in Eritrea, a one-party state ruled by President Isaias Afwerki since independence in 1993.

According to Internet World Stats, Eritrea has one of the lowest internet penetrations in the world. In 2018, it had only 71,000 internet users. They made up 1.3% of the population.

Communication in Eritrea is strictly controlled by the government. There is no private media, and the internet cannot be accessed via mobile phones.
https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/a ... index.html

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Post by Zmeselo » 17 May 2019, 06:30

Honest people, admit their mistakes:



While the arrogant, keep on lying & obfuscating:




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