Isaias Afwerki

Isaias Afwerki
ኢሳይያስ ኣፍወርቂ
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the Eritrean city of Massawa (cropped).JPG
Isaias in 2013
1st President of Eritrea
Assumed office
24 May 1993
Preceded byPosition established
President of the National Assembly
Assumed office
24 May 1993
Preceded byPosition established
Chairman of the People's Front for Democracy and Justice
Assumed office
24 May 1990
Preceded byPosition established
Secretary-General of the Provisional Government of Eritrea
In office
9 June 1991 – 24 May 1993
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Leader of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front
In office
12 January 1987 – 15 June 1994
Preceded byRomodan Mohammed Nur
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born (1946-02-02) 2 February 1946 (age 75)
Asmara, British Military Administration in Eritrea
(now Eritrea)
Political partyPeople's Front for Democracy and Justice
Spouse(s)Eden Estifanos
Children
  • Abraham
  • Elsa
  • Berhane
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Isaias Afwerki (Tigrinya: ኢሳይያስ ኣፍወርቂ; Tigrinya pronunciation: [isajas afwɐrkʼi]; born 2 February 1946)[1] is an Eritrean political leader and revolutionary who has been President of Eritrea since shortly after he led the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) to victory in May 1991, ending the 30-year-old war for independence from Ethiopia.[2]

Isaias is the chairperson of Eritrea's sole legal political party, the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). He has faced accusations of totalitarianism and been cited for human rights violations by the United Nations and Amnesty International.[3][4] In 2021, Reporters Without Borders ranked Eritrea, under the government of Isaias, last[5] out of 180 countries in its Press Freedom Index.

  1. ^ "President: Isaias Afwerki". BBC News. The BBC. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ Perlez, Jane (16 June 1991). "Eritreans, Fresh From Victory, Must Now Govern". New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference NYT_torture_widespread was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Amnesty_rampant_repression was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "2021 World Press Freedom Index". RSF - Reporters without borders. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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