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Government of Eritrea Orders Men to Marry Two Wives

The government has asked Eritreans to marry more than one wife or risk being imprisoned for life, this is contained in an Arabic declaration of the Grand Mufti (the highest official of religious law in the country) whose copy scanned appeared on social networks on Thursday of last week.
In the statement, Eritrea requested that all men in the country marry at least two wives, affirming that the government would pay for marriage ceremonies and houses.
According to the government, the order is because there is a great shortage of men caused by casualties during the civil war with Ethiopia, warning that any man or woman who opposes the decision "will face life imprisonment".

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Eritrea Without Private Means of Communication

Eritrea is the only African country that does not have private means. The state of freedom of the media has been described as "scandalous" by the regulator Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Since independence, the government has maintained a monopoly on national radio and television. The few private newspapers were closed in 2001 as part of a crackdown on the opposition.
The state media strongly support the government while accusing the opposition and the West (especially the United States) of undermining the country and supporting its main enemy, Ethiopia.
Eritrea's outlets abroad, especially in Europe, North America and Australia, provide alternative sources of information, but their reach and influence in Eritrea are limited, mainly due to low levels of Internet access.
RSF in its 2014 World Press Freedom Index described Eritrea as the "largest prison in Africa for the media", with 28 journalists detained. The control body placed Eritrea at the bottom of its ranking of 180 countries surveyed for the seventh consecutive year.

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Media in Eritrea

During Eritrea's struggle for independence, few landlines that were available in Eritrea at that time meant that household news was still slow to arrive and Eritreans were at the mercy of the media for information. But that changed when the Diaspora of Eritrea decided to help with the establishment of the Voice of the masses (DimtsiHafash) in 1979. by distributing reports and faxes of widely recorded reports in all communities of the Eritrean diaspora and the Eritreans were able to obtain direct information from the floor.
Today, the Diaspora of Eritrea is the vanguard of Eritrea's presence in cyberspace. When reading the news and information reports in and about Eritrea, one would get the impression that they were talking about a country that is much older than its very young 24 years old. Eritrea became independent in 1991 and two years later, in 1993, the referendum was held in 1993. In the two years after the end of the liberation war in 1991, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) formed a Government Provisional, issued the Proclamation Referendum that established the Referendum Commission and prepared to prepare for the referendum. He registered eligible voters within the country and in the Diaspora, and issued Eritrea ID cards to his citizens around the world.

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