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Eritrea

Issayas Afewerki

Date of Birth: 02/02/1946
Place of Birth: Asmara, Eritrea


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Politics and posturing

Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki whose regime the UN last week accused of trying to blow up January’s African Union summit in Addis Ababa denies people in his country face famine and refuses to deal with aid agencies...


Shouting insults

After more than a decade complaining that they are the wronged party top Ethiopian officials busily explain their new campaign to overthrow the neighbouring regime of President Issayas Afewerki (AC Vol 52 No 7)...


Gold rush

The Eritrean President and leader of the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice Issayas Afewerki has long sought to retain a closed economy and prevent non-Eritrean involvement in his single-party republic...


Eritrea is not for sale

’ This used to be President Issayas Afewerki’s customary response to interest in his country’s considerable mineral resources...


Mixed messages

When asked about the prospect of elections Tesfamicael said the ‘visionary’ President Issayas Afewerki was ‘not going to copy the model of any country’ and that a ‘grassroots’ movement would be nurtured before elections were held...


Opposing Issayas

The prime mover the Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA) has secured support from Ethiopia and is buoyed by the momentum of the United Nations’ sanctions against President Issayas Afewerki’s regime in December 2009 (AC Vol 51 No 5)...


Blaming the USA

Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki’s immediate response was one of shock...


Target Asmara

They seemed to be backed by President Issayas Afewerki’s government which blames the UNSC for failing to impose the border agreement drafted by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission in 2002...


Dangerous neighbours

New United Nations’ sanctions against Eritrea will have little immediate effect on President Issayas Afewerki’s support for Somalia’s Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen Hizbul Islam and their allies although policy choices are complicated by the current battles between militants from Al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam...


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