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At least one of President Issayas Aferworki’s few allies shows concern about his survival. On 2 February, Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and his leading defence and intelligence officials flew to Asmara for a one-day ‘working visit’. It seems they wanted to assess the level of threat to Issayas. Field Marshal Omer is worried that a successor is likely to be hostile to Sudan.

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Issayas Aferworki, Sudan, Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir, Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, Meles Zenawi, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al Thani, Somalia, Djibouti, Samora Yenus, Hamad bin Ali al Attiyah, Al Jazeera

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