Eritrea’s government destroying Afar economic, religion, culture, identity in Dankalia💔. 🧵

“After deliberately dismantled the Afar economic, the Eritrean regime is now attacking our Afar identity and religious freedom.”
“The Afar leaders wanted to preserve the Afar Identity by providing special education for the kids who otherwise do not get opportunity, by providing an Islamic environment, teach them religious education in Afar and Arabic.”
“What the current regime is saying to the Afar now is that I will make you comply with my way, will program you the way I want to.”
“The Eritrean regime wants to erase the Afar identity from the memory of our children.” 💔🥲

“When the Eritrean regime came to power, the Afar people were well off economically and socially didn’t need any help from the government.”

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