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President of Eritrea is as Unique as His Country

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”  – Mahatma Gandhi

"Eritrean president may not be a fun guy, but he's ... As unique as his country" - PETER WORTHINGTON (Toronto Sun)
“Eritrean president may not be a fun guy, but he’s … As unique as his country” – PETER WORTHINGTON (Toronto Sun)

By Peter Worthington,

In some ways, the world’s most interesting “leader” today is 53-year-old Isaias Afewerki, president of the UN’s newest independent state, Eritrea.

He is as unique as his country, unlike other heads of state.

When I met him in early December in Asmara, he was obviously more interested in working than talking. The BBC had been waiting weeks for an interview, but somehow I jumped the queue.

In journalism, as in love or war, you sometimes don’t ask why, but just take advantage of opportunity.  Continue reading President of Eritrea is as Unique as His Country