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Vol 54 No 4

Published 15th February 2013


Qatar's cold shoulder

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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