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Hopes and reality in Eritrea 20 years after independence

Sp: Wingard, Jessie/A: Diekhans, Antje
July 17, 2013

Eritrea is a young country. It gained independence only 20 years ago, and almost half the population is under 14 years of age. The country is struggling with high poverty rates. Coupled with a long period of highly demanding national service – for both men and women - it's no surprise that many Eritreans are trying to flee the country. But people don't like to talk about that.