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Africa’s North Korea: reporting from Eritrea, the land of no Journalists

By Conor Gaffey (Newsweek) On September 18, 2001, as the world reeled from the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York and international attention focused on the United States, the president of a tiny African country decided journalists were no longer needed in his country. Isaias Afwerki, the president of Eritrea— which borders Ethiopia and lies 20 miles across

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