For most of its existence, Eritrea has had all of its borders closed (Asmara airport excepted). Its borders were opened last year, only to be closed again very recently. This has created a country which sees very few changes and a youth dreaming of seeing the world. For those who can’t — or won’t — leave, foreign movies and shows are probably a welcome escape.
Internet in “the North Korea of Africa”
How to ‘torrent’ in a country with no broadband
With the USB stick in hand, I rushed back to my hotel as hastily as season 8’s pacing. The quality was fine: 720p and in the original version. At such a ridiculously cheap price, it is no wonder that these shops are thriving.
The experience certainly shows the ingenuity of the Eritrean people who, while they can’t fly over the border on Drogon’s back, can certainly dream of the outside world.
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