Eritrea Independence: First anniversary since peace deal

The biggest day in Eritrea's calendar of celebrations and now there's a peace deal with the country's neighbour and one-time enemy Ethiopia.

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    Eritrea is marking its first independence day since a peace deal was reached with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.

    The government has moved to block social media platforms ahead of celebrations.

    The reason is unclear, but there is speculation the government might be trying to prevent protests.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.


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