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Issayas Afeworki

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


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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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Muddled meddling by the UAE

This would be in line with claims by President Issayas Afeworki to Washington's new Horn of Africa envoy Jeffrey Feltman that his forces are now the key security actor in Ethiopia...


Edging Farmajo towards the exit

At the end of last month Fahad Yassin visited Addis Ababa we hear to try to persuade Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and President Issayas Afewerki to send troops to Mogadishu to prevent militias of the factions opposed to Farmajo occupying roads controlling access to Villa Somalia...


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