A colony for 50 years, federated , Unified to Ethiopia , in 1991's seceded after three decades of rebellion. Since 1998 Eritrea is at War, harboring proxy warriors especially the notorious Al- Shabab. Torture ,imprisonment , thousands fleeing, no religious freedom , the only university is closed, everybody is in the army, No Parliament, No election, No functioning institution, No free press & all living journalists are in prison. Eritrea is called the North Korea of Africa.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Eritrean Soccer Players Making a New Home in the US | PRI's The World
Eritrean soccer players with Dario Lipovac (Photo: Dario Lipovac)
Last year, 13 players from Eritrea’s national soccer team defected while playing in a tournament in Tanzania.
Several of those players have since ended up in Houston, Texas under a US refugee resettlement program.
Dario Lipovac is the resettlement coordinator for the YMCA in Houston.
He’s also a soccer fanatic.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Lipovac and former national Eritrean soccer player, Daniel Ogbagebriel Etbarek.