Eritrea: Rumours of Military Coup in Eritrea

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President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki (file photo).

According to reports, a group of soldiers have launched what may have been a coup attempt in Asmara, forcing state TV off the air.

About Eri-TV boss Asmelash Abreha to read a statement saying the 1997 constitution will be implemented and political prisoners freed according to correspondent Léonard Vincent.

The broadcast was cut.

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