Al Jazeera yesterday ran a story to commemorate Eritrea’s independence entitled: ‘Democracy according to Eritrea’s Afwerki, then and now.’
The article, well written by Abraham Zere, opened like this:
“On this day, as we rightfully celebrate, we should also reflect on the overall state of the country. To do this, there is no better way than looking back to a landmark speech Eritrea’s first and only president, Isaias Afwerki, gave over two decades ago.
On September 8, 1997, in a public address at the Walton Park Conference in West Sussex, England, President Afwerki delivered profound remarks on democracy and the rule of law in a speech titled “Democracy in Africa: an African view.””
But the link to the speech did not quote the speech in full. So here it is, in its entirety.