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Eritrea

Issayas Afeworki

Date of Birth: 2/2/1946
Place of Birth: Asmara, Eritrea


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Stirring the regional pot

Geopolitical experts believe Abiy wants a regional body – run with help from President Issayas Afewerki of Eritrea and President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' of Somalia – that would help both him and Issayas resist foreign pressure in the future...


Voting may not bring peace

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki convinced Farmajo that strengthening his personal power was the best way of protecting central government against the fractious politics of the regional states...


Citadel falls but the war goes on

There have been thousands of casualties on both sides and among the Eritrean troops committed to the conflict by President Issayas Afewerki who shares Abiy's aim of destroying the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)...

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War resets the region

This is intended to eventually replace IGAD which Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki has refused to re-join...


Hard choices ahead in Addis

Abiy's chief foreign supporter in his Tigray strategy is Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki...

It would also require transparency over aims and policies which has not been forthcoming from a secretive agreement between Abiy and Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki...

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Risks on all fronts

President Issayas Afewerki sent Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed to Khartoum on 14-15 November to underline the need to keep the border closed...


Fears mount of all-out civil war

Either move would engage Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki the TPLF's arch enemy...

President Issayas Afewerki may live to regret his role in urging Abiy to remove the TPLF...


Refugees in crossfire

The reclassification of the refugees does not suit TPLF leaders who maintain their traditional hostility to President Issayas Afewerki...


Regime reality check

That is especially the case since President Issayas Afewerki of Eritrea – Abiy's peace partner though not a fellow Nobel recipient – is particularly keen to see the demise of his Tigrayan arch-enemies whom he blames for Eritrea's isolation...


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