Simmering Tension Between Islamic School, Government Led to Protests in Eritrea 1 234 567

Simmering Tension Between Islamic School, Government Led to Protests in Eritrea

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Unusual acts of defiance against government demands led to protests last week in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, according to experts who study the region.The rare protests were the culmination of nearly two years of back-and-forth between the Ministry of Education and leaders of the Diaa Islamic School of Asmara, who defied government orders aimed at removing religion from their curricula. An elderly school board member, Hajji Muasa Mohamed Nur, voiced the school’s resistance in a widely...

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