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Vol 50 No 12

Published 12th June 2009


Eritrea

Mistaken identity

The Eritrean opposition’s struggles to be heard may be harder since its main news site got into difficulties last week. The Awate.com website claimed that a film crew from Sweden, led by veteran photojournalist Donald Boström, had ‘sought asylum in Eritrea’ (a country he knows well). It said the team had defected after interviewing President Issayas Afewerki, who had criticised Sweden’s ‘lack of democracy’.

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