Mar 14th, 2013
By Andy Ryan, ThinkAfricaPress site analysis Afewerki’s grip on power in Eritirea is showing signs of weakness. But will we see a coup, cosmetic reforms or even an uprising? Ever since 1993, when Eritrea gained independence and the national assembly elected him president, Isaias Afewerki has ru...
Feb 11th, 2013
Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki on Friday spoke for first time about last month’s mutiny incident in Asmara after remaining silent for three weeks. On 21 January around 200 mutinous soldiers with two tanks stormed the information ministry and forced the director of the state-run media service to a...
Dec 11th, 2012
The Eritrean government has dismissed recent reports alleging that the long-time leader of Eritrea, Isaias Afewerki, has decided to stand-down in 2013. Eritrean president, Isias Afewerki (AFP/Getty) Citing sources in Asmara, Ethiopian Review, an online journal, recently reported that Afewerki is plan...
Oct 16th, 2012
Armin Rosen, theatlantic Until recently, the Eritrean Air Force had a single luxury airplane, an 1970s-era American corporate turboprop. Thanks to a brazen act of defiance, the plane is now in Saudi Arabia. And its pilots, two high-ranking Air Force officers, are attempting to defect from a governmen...