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Eritrea

Issayas Afeworki

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


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Let my people stay

During a deadly drought in 2006, President Issayas Aferworki expelled American, British and Irish non-governmental organisations from the country, earning international condemnation...


The men Issayas depends on

After a failed coup in January 2013, President Issayas Aferworki moved to secure his regime by cracking down on dissent and radically restructuring the military (AC Vol 54 No 4, Issayas staggers a little)...


Sam Pa's pals in Asmara

Once a close friend of President Issayas Afeworki, Debessai was sent to prison for corruption, released and then gaoled again...


Grandstanding Guelleh

Saudi Arabian securocrats are working closely with Guelleh, we hear, because they are worried by reports of visits by senior Houthi officials from Yemen and Iranian Revolutionary Guards to President Issayas Afeworki in neighbouring Eritrea...


Troubled road to liberalism

The TPDM is now believed to carry out security duties for President Issayas Afeworki, who no longer trusts his own forces after the Forto incident of January 2013 (AC Vol 54 No 4, Issayas staggers a little)...


Not a popularity contest

Ethiopia will balance tensions at the current level: state and party media will be allowed to stoke up feeling against Issayas Aferworki and low-key support for the Eritrean opposition in Ethiopia will hold...


The diaspora strikes back

Opposition groups in exile and communities in Australia, Europe and North America are trying to take advantage of apparent signs of weakness in the ruling circle around ailing President Issayas Aferworki by coordinating fundraising efforts and political messages via social media and online forums...


Issayas staggers a little

These included: freeing all political prisoners (usually estimated at up to 10,000, many more if deserters are included); implementing the constitution adopted in 1997, which President Issayas Aferworki has refused to ratify; a transitional government; and an end to corruption among senior officers...


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