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Issayas Afewerki

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

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Hassan Sheikh seeks new foreign allies

The new Somali president wants better relations with the mercurial President Issayas Afewerki but the agreement signed at the end of the trip clarified little especially not the current status of the strategic alliance Eritrea Ethiopia and Somalia signed in 2018 let alone what should become of the 5 000 Somali trainees (See Box What does Eritrea's Isayas know about 5 000 Somali 'trainees'...

Abiy risks Amhara backlash

Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki wants to keep Tigray boxed in and unable to resupply through Sudan...

Abiy juggles the truce with force

In the past few months aggressive Amhara nationalists who have a common interest with Eritrea's President Issayas Afewerki in destroying the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) have insisted they must hold on to western Tigray which they seized in the initial fighting...

Abiy’s war aims meet geopolitics

Strained relationshipEthiopia's relations with Eritrea a military ally in the war in Tigray are showing signs of fraying as Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki becomes closer to Amhara politicians and business interests...


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)...

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