Eritrea After Isaias: Possible Opportunities and Threats (Interview)
Isaias Afeworki, president -for- life of the state of Eritrea, is widely considered not only by its unchanged policy of destabilizing the Horn of Africa but also by its domestic behavior of widespread and systematic violation of human rights committed against the people of its own nation.
The UN Refugee Agency stated that though not all the Eritreans who flee their home to cross into Europe and the neighboring Ethiopia were looking for asylum, at least three quarters were people who had fled from their country of origin to escape political persecution and indefinite national service.
The most intriguing question perhaps, is if these domestic and external challenges forced President Isaias to be ousted from his power, what would be the posible opportunities and threats in post Isaias’ Eritrea for the neighboring Ethiopia and the horn of Africa at large.
Political analyst and Peace & security expert, Zerihun Teshome, has the say on the matter in his recent interview with Sendek Newspaper, an Amharic current affair weekly. Please read more