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Eritrean footballers disappear

Eritrea's football team will be depleted, at least for home matches, after twelve of the squad disappeared during a visit to Kenya.  They are presumed to be hiding in an attempt to get away from the authoritarian regime in Asmara, as thousands of other people from Eritrea do each year.

See also a letter some months back from the Guardian on the despair that drives people from Eritrea. and also from the Guardian an article on Eritreans in a squat in Calais and a June 2009 article on the plight of refugees and the reasons for their fear.

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