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Eritrea

Issayas Afewerki

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


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Deep waters

Gulf influence has led to blossoming relations with Ethiopia's former enemy, Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki, who has also now made his peace with neighbour Djibouti (AC Vol 59 No 14, From the edge of war to the bridge of love)...


Abiy dials down Pax Ethiopia

Nothing concrete came from his meeting with President Issayas Afewerki, but Farmajo did manage to inflame many in Mogadishu and Somaliland by saying UN sanctions on Eritrea should be lifted but without mentioning the unresolved conflict between Djibouti and Eritrea...


Question on Oromo peace

What to do about the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and how powerful the rebel faction is, are among the most important 'known unknowns' as the political landscape takes shape following July's shock peace accord between Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki (AC Vol 59 No 14, From the edge of war to the bridge of love)...


Abiy scores – so far

The dispatch of the fact-finding mission by the notoriously prickly and reclusive President Issayas Afewerki was another win for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has made sweeping changes since coming to power...


Pushback peril for Abiy

Unless Ethiopia unilaterally withdraws from territory identified as Eritrean by the international boundary commission there is little chance that President Issayas Afewerki will come to the table...


Eritrea's unsettling alliance

At the same time, Egypt is wooing the regime of President Issayas Afewerki in order to put pressure on Ethiopia to compromise on its plans for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Cairo sees as a threat to the Nile (AC Vol 57 No 14, Dam fine)...


Issayas looks north

Long isolated in the Horn of Africa, Eritrean President Issayas Afewerki is expanding his alliances and horizons...


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