Eritrean Leader Losing Control?


The country's information minister has confirmed that he fled Eritrea during a business trip to Germany. Ali Abdu Ahmed was apparently one of the president's closest associates.

President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki (file photo).

  • Eritrea:  Eritrean Mutineers Surround Information Ministry

    Sudan Tribune, 21 January 2013

    Some 200 disaffected Eritrean troops with two tanks on Monday surrounded the Ministry of Information in the capital Asmara, sources in the Red Sea nation said. read more »

  • Eritrea:  Tanks Roll Against Apparent Coup

    Radio France Internationale, 21 January 2013

    Eritrean army tanks besieged the information ministry in central Asmara on Monday after some 200 mutineers seized the building to call for political reform, diplomatic and ... read more »

  • Eritrea:  Rumours of Military Coup in Eritrea

    Radio France Internationale, 21 January 2013

    According to reports, a group of soldiers have launched what may have been a coup attempt in Asmara, forcing state TV off the air. read more »

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