Eritrea is Africa’s strictest dictatorship with no freedom of speech or expression. Along with a totalitarian government, Eritrea is known for its hellish conscription.

The Eritrean national conscription is considered to eclipse North Korea in terms of slavery and human rights abuses. The cruelty of the national service is causing one of the world’s most significant mass exodus’ with no end in sight.

Africa’s North Korea

Eritrea, a prior colonial entity in the Italian Empire and a former federal subject of Ethiopia, has not held a national election since achieving independence in 1993. Asmara has only one party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ).