Isaias Afwerki Biography
Isaias Afwerki is an Eritrean politician and partisan who has been the president of Eritrea since shortly after he led the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) to victory in 24 May 1991, ending the 30-year-old war for independence from Ethiopia.
Isaias Afwerki Age
Isaias Afwerki was born on 2 February 1946, in Asmara, Eritrea. He is 76 years old.
Isaias Afwerki Height
Afwerki stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches.
Isaias Afwerki Education
In 1965, He started his studies at the College of Engineering at Haile Selassie I University (now called Addis Ababa University) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Isaias Afwerki Family
Isais was born and raised by his loving parents in Asmara, Eritrea. He grew up along with Paulos Afewerki, Ariam Afewerki, and Nardos Afewerki.
Isaias Afwerki Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Saba Haile. The couple is blessed with three children Abraham Isaias Afwerki, Elsa Afewerki, and Berhane Afewerki.
Isaias Afwerki Salary
Isaias receives an annual salary of Ksh884,102.00 per year.
Isaias Afwerki Net Worth
Afwerki has an estimated net with of $ 121 million.
Isaias Afwerki Career
In addition to being president, Isaias has been the chairman of Eritrea’s sole legal political party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). As Eritrea has never had a functioning constitution, no elections, no legislature, and no published budget, Isaias has been the sole power in the country, controlling its judiciary and military.
Hence, scholars and historians have long considered him to be a dictator, and described his regime as totalitarian, by way of forced conscription; the United Nations and Amnesty International cited him for human rights violations.
In 2022, Reporters Without Borders ranked Eritrea, under the government of Afewerki, last out of 180 countries in its Press Freedom Index. In 2023 Eritrea ranked 174th out of 180 countries on the Press Freedom Index.
Isaias played a key role in the grassroots movement which brought about the demise of the zonal divisions of the ELF. Further, he played a vital role in the Tripartite Union, which challenged the ELF’s leadership, the Supreme Council (Cairo), and the Revolutionary Command (Kassala).