Eritrea 2007

Eritrea 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Eritrea. In April, the government decided to ban female genital mutilation. The penalty for breaking the ban will be fines and imprisonment. According to CountryAAH, Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea. More than 90 percent of women in Eritrea are estimated to have had parts of the genitals cut away. In recent years, however, more and more parents have voluntarily chosen to spare their daughters. In a UN report in July, Eritrea was accused of delivering weapons to the Islamic militia in Somalia, including Air Defense. The government of Eritrea rejected the charges. The country's relations with the outside world are generally strained, not least because of reports of human rights violations. Education Minister Osman Saleh was appointed Foreign Minister in April with the task of strengthening…
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