Rare protests hit Eritrea’s capital

The U.S. embassy in Eritrea said it has received reports of gunfire in several parts of the capital, Asmara, after protests erupted in one of Africa’s most secretive nations.

“The embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area where protests appear to be more prevalent,” it said in a statement late on Tuesday.

 “Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.”

It was not immediately clear what had caused the protests.

Opposition outlets said the incidents were triggered after the government tried to close down an Islamic school in a predominantly Muslim district.

Full Story Here: Reuters