Eritrea blocks Al Jazeera

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sat Feb 2 2013, 00:36:38

The Eritrean information ministry blocked all Al Jazeera channels and issued a decree that prevents anyone in the country from giving access to the news channel to the public.

"The ruling was sent to all government institutions as well as public places such as hotels, restaurants and cafes in different towns and villages," the report said.

Earlier yesterday, The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani sent a written message to the Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki pertaining to the bilateral relations of both countries, QNA reported.

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