April 14, 2010

Election news blackout in Eritrea

[Ballot for selecting the president of Sudan]

Eritrea is not allowing Sudan election news to be published. This news blackout keeps the Eritrean people from knowing about democracy and elections in Sudan.

If President Afwerki allows news, then the people may call for elections in Eritrea. Afwerki has been in power since Eritrea declared independence in 1993, and there have been no elections since then.

Afwerki could try to tell the people that the elections in Sudan are corrupt, or misguided. But there are observers from many sources like the UN, the European Union, and the USA that are trying to ensure that the elections are free and fair.

Read the whole analysis.

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