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Eritrea

Issayas Afeworki

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


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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...


Al Shabaab’s waiting game

Eritrean backing has been cut for a year at least we hear although Asmara’s renewed fighting with Ethiopia which attacked three targets inside Eritrea on 14 March could cause President Issayas Afewerki to resume support...


Empire-building in Addis

IGAD which Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki dismisses as an instrument of the USA supports sanctions against Asmara...


A golden entrance

President Issayas Afewerki’s government said in November 2010 that it would exercise its right to a 40% stake in the mining project as per the terms of the original agreement with Chalice...


How the IMF helps Chinese companies

The Chinese government approved a December 2011 United Nations Security Council resolution that imposes stiffer sanctions on the regime of President Issayas Afewerki so as to squeeze a source of funding to the Islamist Al Shabaab militia in Somalia...


Critics still not welcome

Addis Ababa's ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front may not wish to remind the public that in the long struggle against Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam Meles's Tigray People's Liberation Front and Issayas Afeworki's Eritrean People's Liberation Front depended on enthusiastic foreign journalists to spread the word and help to attract the military and financial support abroad which in turn helped the fronts to overthrow the Derg in 1991...


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)...


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