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Eritrea

Issayas Afewerki

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


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Military tactics dominate

With Eritrean troops massed along the northern border with Tigray region and Ethiopian troops Amhara militia and Addis Ababa's 'people's army' along the southern border Abiy and Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki may try to repeat their November 2020 campaign the supposed three-week 'law enforcement operation' (AC Vol 62 No 23 Rebel advance drives a diplomatic flurry)...


Rebel advance drives a diplomatic flurry

It would later emerge that the rebels including Issayas Afewerki's Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) were already in secret talks with Washington to facilitate the transfer of power...

He orchestrated the signing of the Tripartite Alliance in September 2018 drawing together Somalia's Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' and Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki in a statement of intent (AC Vol 61 No 23 Risks on all fronts)...


Abiy's war party digs in

But Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki Abiy's closest regional ally stayed away and no explanation was given...

The Minister of Education is Berhanu Nega former head of the exiled anti-Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Ginbot7 which was armed and supported by Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki to oppose the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF)...


At the mercy of friends

Farmajo wanted Abiy's help in persuading President Issayas Afewerki to allow the return of up to 5 000 Somalis who were recruited for security/military training in Eritrea...


Fighting escalates as federal ties fray

We hear some senior officers are highly critical of the regional strategy especially the alliance with Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki and its security implications...


No good options on the table

Some Tigrayans believe that Prime Minister Abiy and Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki want to obliterate the TPLF as a political force and also to destroy Tigray as a political-economic construct laying waste to its schools universities and cultural centres as well as its development projects...


War casts shadow over Abiy's election plan

The chorus of international criticism over the devastation in Tigray and the role of Eritrea may not worry Eritrean President Issayas Afeworki but it does concern many in Addis and beyond (AC Vol 62 No 7 Abiy gives first ground)...

President Issayas Afewerki shows no signs of listening to international demands for Eritrea's withdrawal...

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