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18 May 2019 | 06:10 AM UTC

Eritrea: Independence Day celebrations May 24

Eritrea News Alert

Independence Day celebrations will take place nationwide on May 24; government and commercial disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Asmara). COUNTRY/REGION Eritrea


Eritrea will hold Independence Day celebrations across the country on Friday, May 24. The main events to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the country’s independence are expected to take place in Asmara, as well as other major urban areas. Government and commercial disruptions are anticipated nationwide during the celebrations. Internet service and social media disruptions are also ongoing as of Friday, May 17, and may continue through May 24.


Individuals in Eritrea, particularly in Asmara, are advised to expect crowded conditions, longer travel times, and increased security measures during the celebrations.


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