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Eritrean government took over a Catholic college


The Eritrean government took over the direction of a Catholic-run technical college.

The government of Eritrea has taken over a Catholic-run technical college, according to the BBC. To support this encroachment, Eritrea is citing a 1995 regulation giving it authority over religious institutions in the country.

Known as one of the worst governmental violators of religious freedom in Africa, Eritrea has seized other Catholic-run educational institutions in the past, including a number of religious secondary schools and healthcare facilities. It is set to take over the Catholic-run Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare later this month.

Analysts believe the recent seizures are in retaliation for the Catholic church’s calls for reform in the country, International Christian Concern reports.

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