Eritrea: The North Korea of Africa
Eritrea has earned its nickname as the « North Korea of Africa ». The people have very limited freedom of movement in their own country and travel abroad is practically non-existent. The country has been ruled by a dictatorship for years. The group Reporters Without Borders ranks it 179th among 179 countries when it comes to freedom of expression, even lower than North Korea itself! The drama of Lampedusa showed the world the sad fate of the Eritreans who attempt to flee their country.