Curbs on mobile phone use still in place

Wednesday 21 April 2004 | 00:00 CET | News
Eritrea: The govt will allow people to own mobile phones for the first time, although the allowance will be extended only to govt ministers, diplomats and selected humanitarian organisations initially. Consumers will still be prevented from owning mobile phones, which is seen by critics of the govt as a sign of the govt's repressive regime. The govt claims that consumers do not need mobile phones and is determined to restrict access to information. Younger consumers claim that access to mobile phones and the Internet is vital, while older citizens are reluctant to question the govt's

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