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Eritrea

Issayas Afewerki

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


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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...


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)...


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