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Inside Eritrea: BBC crew gets rare access to secretive nation

Despite being one of the poorest countries in the world, Eritrea is on track to achieve three UN targets aimed at eradicating poverty.

But it is also one of the world's most secretive and isolated states, and the United Nations says forced labour and imprisonment without trial are common.

For the first time in a decade the BBC were allowed to film inside the country, but were accompanied by government minders at all times.

Yalda Hakim reports from Eritrea.

The full documentary Inside Eritrea will be broadcast on the "Our World" programme on BBC World News on Saturday 14 March 2015.

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • From the section Africa
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