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Mr. Isaias Afewerki

Wrong Isaias Afewerki?

President

Local Address: Al-Ahram, Egypt
Eritrea
 
Background

Education

  • journalism degree
    Asmara University
200 Total References
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Eritrean President ...
www.jpost.com, 13 Feb 2014 [cached]
Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki recently had harsh words for how Israel treats his countrymen in the country illegally.
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"When you consider the life of those in camps, concentration camps, of Israel you can't even say there is anything worse or more horrific than that," Afewerki said last weekend in an interview on state television, according to a translation by the blog Dissident Diaries, run by an Eritrean expatriate.
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Afewerki visited Israel in 1993 for medical treatment.
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Afewerki said that "even [in] other cities, European cities, you can't say [Eritreans] are having any life that has much meaning."
He went on to say his country has not lost anything due to citizens leaving the country, but he asked for them to return.
"Think in terms of where you'll be in five or six years' time. The things you are losing today," he said.
Welcome to Meskerem the First Eritrean Opposition Website since 1996
www.meskerem.net, 28 Sept 2013 [cached]
Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki
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Reorganization and assignment at all levels in Government and PFDJ bodies would continue: President Isaias
To the contrary, the Eritrean ...
www.dehai.org, 30 June 2013 [cached]
To the contrary, the Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki stated in 2011 that "the Eritrean people do not entertain ill-will against the Ethiopian people.
News
asmarino.com, 5 June 2013 [cached]
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea has sought to quash speculation about President Isaias Afewerki's health, saying he was "fit as a fiddle" and lambasting the United States for spreading "lies" over his condition.
Rumors have been rife in the past few years that Isaias, 66 and in power since 1993 after leading his country to independence from Ethiopia, was in poor health and required regular trips abroad for treatment.
Speculation about his health has stirred up debate over who might eventually replace the reclusive leader. Isaias has no obvious successor but the opposition says he might be grooming his son, Abraham, for the top job.
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"The government of President Issaias Afewerki has already permitted the death in detention of at least four journalists.
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We prefer not to talk about it and don't intend to be involved in provocations," Isaias told Eritrean state TV in an interview late on Sunday that was later broadcast on the Internet.
"The military incursions were plotted by Washington with the aim of diverting attention from implementing the boundary commission's decision," he said.
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asmarino.com, 5 June 2013 [cached]
President Isaias Afewerki justifies this with the threat of a renewed conflict with Ethiopia, from which Eritrea gained independence in 1992 during a decades-long war, which officially ended in 2000. [Source: The Sydney Morning Herald]
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