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Hundreds of Eritreans march in Rome to call for Political Reforms in their Country

Hundreds of Eritreans demonstrated in Rome on Friday to express their solidarity with the 361 of their nationals who drowned on October 3rd in the Mediterranean Sea near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Their ship capsized after it accidentally caught fire. The demonstrators called for reforms in their country, saying a number of factors including political repression, lack of freedom and economic hardships there are to blame for the many deaths of Eritreans at Sea and in the Sahara and Sinai deserts.
The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, SECAM, issued a statement last week saying the growing number of young people who risk their lives to leave Africa reflects the depth of the sickness of a continent that is still dragging its feet to provide favourable conditions to its people, such as employment, education, freedom and good health. It called upon African governments, especially Eritrea, to work for democracy and good governance and above all to protect the lives and the interests of the citizens.


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