The excitement generated when news broke that Eritrea has passed a law ordering men to marry two wives was deafening and spontaneous. Eritrea trended on twitter in Nigeria and other countries as the news spread like wildfire. Many twitter users did not hide their intention of relocating to Eritrea to take advantage law. No thanks to the tempestuous beauty of Eritrean women.

Interestingly, the news was first published by a Kenyan news site Crazy Monday. The fictitious law was introduced to make up for the limited number of men in the country, as a result of the war with Ethiopia, fought from 1998 and 2000 according to the news site.

satirical column

However, Eritrea’s Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel denied the report in two tweets.




About the author


Leave a Comment