Isaias Afwerki is Eritrea’s first and the current President. He has been the President of Eritrea since after the War of Independence in 1993.
Isaias Afwerki has been described as the World most enduring dictator for the violation of human right and enemy of press freedom.
Born 2 February 1946, President Afwerki was in charge of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front that won the 30-year-old war for independence.
He has been in power for 27 years and within those years, both the United Nation and Amnesty International has accused him of human right violation and the detention of over 10,000 political prisoners.
Here are top 7 Famous quotes from Eritrea’s first President, Isaias Afwerki
1. Let them write fictions, the Eritrean people have never being led astray by lies and deception.
2. From now on, anyone who says Eritreans and Ethiopians are peoples of 2 different countries doesn’t know history.
3. After the dust has settled, our horizon will still be there.
4. It’s not anything personal. I will stay as long as it takes. That’s not my choice, that’s not my preference. It has to be decided based on the situation on ground. I will not be scared by someone coming to tell me ‘well, you have to go, we have find a change’, I’m not a fool.
5. For parties who are a part of the problem to come with the solution is unthinkable. The experience of the last 20 years is a proof to that.
6. Aid is like a pill that numbs the pain,if you take it too often you get addicted.
7. The vision and sacrosanct national right of the Eritrean people for liberation was not bestowed to us as a gift or favour on a silver platter. It was achieved after 50 long years of arduous toil and unparalleled sacrifices.
8. Resistance is a matter of both culture and heritage. And culture is nurtured by an intertwined value system. A value system takes time; it does not crystallize abruptly or by chance in a fleeting moment.
9. The opportunities that stand before us today are substantial. We must accordingly brace ourselves physically and mentally to implement robust programmes of our developmental objectives with more vigorous power and greater pace. This is not an option; it is a necessity.
10. The priceless importance and value of liberation and freedom, the significance of sovereignty, augment and gain more luster with time as the years go by. This does not only engender satisfaction and fulfillment; but it also reinforces our resilience and determination