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Eritrea

Issayas Afewerki

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


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Kenya and US welcome Hassan Sheikh's presidential comeback

Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed would have preferred outgoing President Mohamed Abdullah Mohamed 'Farmajo' to have won another term due to their security arrangements with him (AC Vol 62 No 21 At the mercy of friends)...


An Oromo rebellion constrains Abiy

It would also anger Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki whose troops are stationed in Western Tigray supporting the Amhara position and ready to do battle again with the Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) to prevent them accessing supplies through Sudan (AC Vol 62 No 8 Eritrea entrenches in Tigray)...


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...


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