A colony for 50 years, federated , Unified to Ethiopia , in 1991's seceded after three decades of rebellion. Since 1998 Eritrea is at War, harboring proxy warriors especially the notorious Al- Shabab. Torture ,imprisonment , thousands fleeing, no religious freedom , the only university is closed, everybody is in the army, No Parliament, No election, No functioning institution, No free press & all living journalists are in prison. Eritrea is called the North Korea of Africa.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
AFP: Eritrea leader illness claim is a 'CIA fairytale'
Eritrea leader illness claim is a 'CIA fairytale'
(AFP) – 20 hours ago
NAIROBI — Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki is at the "peak of his health" the secretive Red Sea state said Monday, in a statement aimed to quash rumours the authoritarian leader is sick.
Blaming "demonising campaigns" by the United States spy agency for the rumours, Asmara released a rare statement commenting on the ex-rebel turned president's health.
"An intensive campaign of rumour purporting that 'President Issaias is terminally ill, his health is deteriorating,' has been spread over the last few weeks," it added.
"The fact that the source of this fairytale is none other than... the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could not even deceive the naive."
Opposition websites have claimed the president is suffering from a serious liver illness and has been treated in Qatar.
"Rumours notwithstanding, President Isaias is in robust health, and by all means of medical standard, is at the peak of his health," the information ministry said in a statement.