Noah Pitcher is a global politics correspondent for Today News Africa covering the U.S. government, United Nations, African Union, and other actors involved in international developments, political controversies, and humanitarian issues.
Isaias Afwerki is Eritrea’s first and only ever President and has been in power since 1991. Upon officially gaining independence in 1993, the unelected National Assembly chose Isaias as Eritrea’s first president.
He has been in power ever since and has come to be recognized by many international voices as a totalitarian ruler. According to the United States Department of State, the government of Eritrea still has not implemented a constitution.
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