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Uganda police hunts for Eritrean football players

Post by Awash » 09 Oct 2019, 20:30

Uganda police hunts for Eritrean football players

04/10 - 09:00 55 minutes ago

Authorities in Uganda are searching for five Eritreans who disappeared from a hotel where their team was playing in a soccer tournament.

The missing players could be planning to seek asylum, which some Eritrean sports players have done in the past while traveling abroad. Tens of thousands of Eritreans flee their small Horn of Africa country every year, citing political repression and lengthy military conscription...

...The United Nations says Eritrea is the world’s ninth largest source of refugees, with at least 507,300 refugees registered at the end of 2018.

In August, international rights group Human Rights Watch said Eritrea was still forcing thousands of students and teachers into indefinite national service, frustrating hopes that last year’s peace deal with former archenemy Ethiopia might lead to scaled back conscription.
https://www.africanews.com/2019/10/04/u ... l-players/

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Re: Uganda police hunts for Eritrean football players

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Re: Uganda police hunts for Eritrean football players

Post by Awash » 09 Oct 2019, 21:32

...The United Nations says Eritrea is the world’s ninth largest source of refugees, with at least 507,300 refugees registered at the end of 2018.
https://www.africanews.com/2019/10/04/u ... l-players/

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