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  Eritrea's president declares me 'insane'
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AuthorJane Dutton
News DateTuesday, February 23, 2010 04:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWe hadn't even arrived in Eritrea when I started to get a sense of the man I had been sent to interview.

Our flight from Dubai airport was delayed.

Nobody told us for how long or why. Four hours later, when the plane finally arrived, we found out the president had decided to borrow it for the morning, on a whim.

We were on our way to one of Africa's most secretive regimes.

Granted a rare interview with the Eritrean president,
[Link] Isaias Afewerki, a man constantly ranked in the top 10 of the world's worst dictators and accused of helping turn the Horn of Africa into one of the most volatile regions on the planet.
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