President Isaias Afwerki's Son Marries Longtime Girlfriend
Feb. 18, 2012 (ASMARA) — Abraham Isaias, the son of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (PIA), got married earlier this month with his longtime girlfriend.
The small wedding ceremony was held in Asmara on the weekend of February 3rd and 4th and was attended by Abraham's immediate family, friends and distinguished guests.
After completing his national service requirements, the 26-year-old Abraham finished aeronautical engineering at Eritrea Institute of Technology in Mai-Nefhi. His younger sister, Elsa, completed her national service duties in Sawa and currently works for ERI-TV.
Eritrean Naming Process
Eritrean traditions stipulates the wife keeps her last name, while their children must adopt the husband's first name as their surname.
The Afwerki Family
* Note: this page was edited on March 20th - corrected name of PIA's daughter and the incorrect information of Abraham attending his university studies abroad. As more info of the wedding comes out, this page will be updated. If you have information to add to this story or have photos of the wedding ceremony, please contact the editor: MadoteEritrea@gmail.com
|PIA attending the wedding of Abraham|
|Saba Haile receiving an award in U.A.E.|
|19-year-old Elsa Isaias with her father at Sawa Festival|