ISUIsaias Afewerki led a guerrilla army that helped to overthrow the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991 and win independence for Eritrea, which the Red Sea country secured after a referendum two years later. As Eritrea’s president, he initially pledged to introduce multiparty democracy and free markets. But a border war with Ethiopia from 1998 to 2000 led to a sharp change in course.

 

 

ISUIsaias Afewerki led a guerrilla army that helped to overthrow the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991 and win independence for Eritrea, which the Red Sea country secured after a referendum two years later. As Eritrea’s president, he initially pledged to introduce multiparty democracy and free markets. But a border war with Ethiopia from 1998 to 2000 led to a sharp change in course.

 

 

PIAdemo.assenna.com 14.08.2009 – The Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki, merely escaped a serious assassination attempt by members of the Eritrean Defence Forces on the 13th August 2009, around 4:00 PM, on Asmara-Massawa road, an area called Mai Atal, according to demo.assenna.com sources from Asmara.

 

PIAdemo.assenna.com 14.08.2009 – The Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki, merely escaped a serious assassination attempt by members of the Eritrean Defence Forces on the 13th August 2009, around 4:00 PM, on Asmara-Massawa road, an area called Mai Atal, according to demo.assenna.com sources from Asmara.

 

It is rare that a country's entire condition can be summarised in a single word. That is true of Eritrea today, however; and the word is tragic. There are many indices of this tragedy, among them Eritrea's appalling record in hunger, poverty, human rights and freedom of the press. But the most painful is that of stolen promise. Eritrea's people fought so hard and succeeded in so much that was deemed impossible, only for their achievement to be snatched away from them. Today, Eritreans both inside and outside their Horn of Africa homeland are living with the consequences, and trying to understand why their nation's history took such a cruel twist. The answer, for very many of us, lies in the political character of one man: Eritrea's president, Isaias Afewerki.

It is rare that a country's entire condition can be summarised in a single word. That is true of Eritrea today, however; and the word is tragic. There are many indices of this tragedy, among them Eritrea's appalling record in hunger, poverty, human rights and freedom of the press. But the most painful is that of stolen promise. Eritrea's people fought so hard and succeeded in so much that was deemed impossible, only for their achievement to be snatched away from them. Today, Eritreans both inside and outside their Horn of Africa homeland are living with the consequences, and trying to understand why their nation's history took such a cruel twist. The answer, for very many of us, lies in the political character of one man: Eritrea's president, Isaias Afewerki.

isu It is time for Eritreans residing outside, especially those trained in the law, to start putting together charges against Isaias Afewerki for crimes such as conspiracy, murder, and treason. Enough evidences have been gathered to go forward and lay charges. Thus, a committee should be formed to oversee this task. It should be made up of Eritreans only. There should be no involvement of outsiders, except may be for technical help.

isu It is time for Eritreans residing outside, especially those trained in the law, to start putting together charges against Isaias Afewerki for crimes such as conspiracy, murder, and treason. Enough evidences have been gathered to go forward and lay charges. Thus, a committee should be formed to oversee this task. It should be made up of Eritreans only. There should be no involvement of outsiders, except may be for technical help.