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Eritrea

Issayas Afeworki

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


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War drift

The tension provides a welcome distraction for President Issayas Aferworki: 18 September is the second anniversary of the arrest of eleven Central Committee members who accused him of dictatorial tendencies...


Boundary boobytraps

Anti-Eritrean feeling remains high along the border area, reinforced by the presence, among others, of 4,000 Kunama people who fled Eritrea at the end of the war, unjustly accused by President Issayas Aferworki, who needed a scapegoat for the Eritrean defeat, of betraying the Eritrean armed forces in the final Ethiopian offensive...


Royal echoes

Meles might not survive if Badme, centre of the 1998-2000 war, were handed to Eritrea, whose President Issayas Aferworki, equally set on the town, has offered bases to the United States - which declines to accept them because two US Embassy local employees have been detained without charge since 2001...


Disarmed but not demobbed

Despite sanctions by the European Union and other donors for bad governance, harsh treatment of political prisoners and tight controls on the press, President Issayas Aferworki shows no sign of yielding...


Missing Badme

President Issayas Aferworki demands that Eritrea take over the TSZ immediately, to bring back people displaced from the zone by the fighting; UNMEE and Ethiopia want the TSZ to remain until the border is decided...


Politics before economics

The six-week delay, until 13 April, in the United Nations' verdict on the border dispute with Ethiopia may have further damaged the economy but by keeping the country on a war-footing, it has given President Issayas Aferworki's regime more time to fend off his critics, block any investigation of the conduct of the war and consolidate his group's hold on power...


Conflicting agendas

Problems in the ruling People's Front for Democracy and Justice, including the arrest of eleven Central Committee members in September, gave President Issayas Aferworki the excuse he wanted to postpone December's elections...


The focus shifts

Yet Ethiopia fears that Eritrea's President Issayas Aferworki will manufacture a crisis to distract attention from his regime's internal problems...


Washington's new pragmatism

For example, Eritrea has promised US Air Force planes refuelling rights; presumably Asmara hopes that Washington's criticism of President Issayas Aferworki's crackdown will remain muted...

They included Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi, Eritrea's Issayas Afewerki and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni...


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