Why Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki, the tactical authoritarian, might be president for life

Martin Plaut
·6-min read
Why Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki, the tactical authoritarian, might be president for life
Why Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki, the tactical authoritarian, might be president for life

Isaias has not survived by brute force alone. Sections of the community still revere him as the leader who brought about independence.