Eritrea http://archive2.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5794/all en A Cozy Chat with An African Dictator http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/cozy-chat-african-dictator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffrey Gettleman talks to Eritrean strongman Isaias Afewerki and finds the bright-side of the press-squelching, dissident-jailing dictator: &quot;And his eyes lit up like the fake orange fire in the fireplace next to him when he talked about his hobbies of welding sculptures and carving wood.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Africa correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman interviewed Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki, accused by the U.S. and the U.N. of supplying arms to Islamists in Somalia. </p><p><a href="http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/cozy-chat-african-dictator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Africa Dictators Eritrea IsaiasAfewerki JeffreyGettleman Journalists NewYorkTimes NYTimes Somalia TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Tue, 02 Oct 2007 17:52:00 +0000 admin 5798 at http://archive2.mrc.org