Video: Eritrea Says it Won’t Shorten Sawa National Service

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Video: Eritrea Says it Won't Shorten National Service Despite Migration Fears

Eritrea has improved the salaries of those in national service but says it is not ready to cut its duration due to fears of Ethiopian aggression, a policy that is driving waves of migrants in to Western Europe. The Asmara government insists conscription is vital for national security saying that it fears attack. European nations say that the poor Horn of Africa nation is moving only slowly and cautiously to stabilise the economy to stem the tide of migrants which is aggravating the refugee crisis that is gripping the European Union.

Eritrea Says it Won't Shorten Sawa National Service