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Vol 52 No 5

Published 4th March 2011


Eritrea is not for sale

‘Eritrea is not for sale.’ This used to be President Issayas Afewerki’s customary response to interest in his country’s considerable mineral resources. Now, as he faces greater isolation while needing more cash to pursue his regional objectives, Issayas has relaxed his stand. However, the President will need to maintain his iron grip on society, since instability is what investors most fear.

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