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Eritrea seizes schools run by religious groups

ASMARA, Sept 4 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The authorities in Eritrea have seized control of seven secondary schools run by religious organisations.

An order to hand over the running of the schools was given to the Catholic Church and other Christian and Muslim groups on Tuesday morning.

Most of the students at the schools are from economically disadvantaged families, sources said.

ERITREA NAMES FIRST AMBASSADOR TO ETHIOPIA IN 20 YEARS

ADDIS ABABA, July 23 (NNN-ENA) -- The Eritrean government has announced the appointment of the country's first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years, according to reports in the Eritrean media monitored here.

President Isayas Afewerki appointed Semere Russom, Eritrea’s current education minister, as the new ambassador to Ethiopia on Saturday. He has previously served as ambassador to the United States and Canada.

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