Social media has been buzzing right across Africa after alleged reports of an order by the Eritrean government to its men to marry not less than two wives or face imprisonment.
The supposed hoax is believed to have originated from a Kenyan website, in which, an unnamed “Eritrean activist” posted a memo on Facebook [no link provided] allegedly from the Eritrean government ordering its male nationals to marry at least two wives or spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
Eritrean women are said to be among the top 10 most beautiful women in the world.The beautiful features of Eritrean women obviously triggered the social media buzz for a trip and relocation to Eritrea to ‘grab’ the unmarried who the government is allegedly forcing onto the men.
People have been posting pictures of visa application forms and fake flight itineraries.Other pictures show men on every conceivable form of transport trying to get to Eritrea.Known polygamists South African President Jacob Zuma and Swaziland King Mswati III have not been spared on social media,with memes of them travelling to Eritrea circulating.
This bit of publicity has lead to more searches on the internet for information about Eritrea: it’s location, accommodation,cheap flights and pictures of Eritrean women.