Top Ad unit 728 × 90



Eritrean President's Son Marries Longtime Girlfriend

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 
Isaias AfwerkiFather66
Saba HaileMother59
Abraham IsaiasSon27
Elsa IsaiasDaughter22
Berhane IsaiasSonUnknown

* 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

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
Sponsored Ads
Eritrean President's Son Marries Longtime Girlfriend Reviewed by Admin on 9:11 PM Rating: 5


  1. Does anyone know her name?

  2. A blessed country has a very modest first family, and Eritrea got one.Abraham with your great parents congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Abraham Issayas never got any education abroad. That is just false information. I can not believe I actually read this in this website. Also there is no such thing as first family in Eritrea. Stop imposing western, US, values on Eritrea and distort the image of Eritrea. The president sure has a family but there is no attempt on his part or on the part of his family to portray themselves as such. You shouldn't either.

    You just slipped a couple of points on the credibility scale. Really stupid article!

  4. Rational Conclusions.....February 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    @ Anonymous February 19, 2012 6:03 PM - I think you have to understand there isn't any credible sources from the government to verify yours or the articles information.

    Here are some facts I think we all agree on:

    1) Abraham did get married in early February

    2) He did complete Sawa

    3) His younger sister is indeed currently in Sawa

    Your issues are:

    1) He didn't attend some schooling abroad.

    2) and the article shouldn't use western-styled language such as the 'first-family' to describe Eritrean president's family.

    Your grievances for your second claim is understandable but hard to defend. After all, isn't the position of a 'president' a western styled political position? Isn't a nation-state a western styled political boundary that the world currently follows? Yes, PIA's family isn't called the 'first family' but I see no harm done with labeling them the 'first family' for simplicity, especially since that's what most presidential families are called.

    Your first claim stating he didn't study abroad could be true, however, at the end of the day, it's your word vs madote. Personally, I've heard he did have some schooling in the UK, but I'm not too sure myself. Since there isn't any credible government information to verify any of the claims being stated here, you're really going to have a hard time convincing people to believe your claim over someone else's.

  5. Congra Abraham,

    We are proud of all the young generation in Eritrea. We wish you and your new family, all the best as usual.

  6. Congra to him but it's wrong for Madote to claim he went aboard for education without any credible information..Shame

  7. Madote dosn't even know PIA' daughter name her name is Elsa she finished Sawa is Madote Eri's tabloid

  8. Lool @ the fobs attacking madote for the government failing to even mention this news. What do you expect when the government has a monopoly on information and likes to keep everything a secret? At least Madote told everyone the president son got married, where is Shabait? Anyways, congratulations to Abraham and his family and I wish them happiness.

  9. Congrats to Abraham, we wish you all the best brother!

  10. The GOE or Shabait doesn't need to mention this "news", you idiot! That is not how things are done in Eritrea and that is precisely why the use of "first family" is nothing but a sorry attempt at creating the illusion that Eritrea is a family run nation. For the person who tried to explain the false information on Abraham's schooling as "your word against theirs", I can only say you are one dishonest person. If the west had any such information, that info would be in use in the domain of slandering the president. It would be available at every and But there is no such information. It doesn't exist because it never happened.

  11. @ angry fob who insists Abraham didn't study abroad, can you show us one reference made by the government that says otherwise? You can't, can you? What does that say about your creditably in which you say stuff without any evidence? Better yet, what does that say about the dismal state of Eritrea's state-operated media? Can you honestly say Shabait is a 'news' media? Every day it's rebuff this, rebuff that and satisfactory this, satisfactory that. Leave this site and go back to shabait to get your daily news of rebuffs LOL

  12. Eritrean state news media is awful and the Eritrean government is to blame for this. These are the only Eriteran websites many Eritreans in the diaspora have come to enjoy.

    1) Eastafro: For entertainment (Eri-tv, videos, etc)

    2) Dehai: For external links about Eritrean news

    3) Madote: For development and interesting news

    4) Kemey: For great interviews and great history lessons

    Shabait sucks.

  13. Because you didn't read about this on GOE newspaper or didn't watch it live on EriTv you are going to conclude that GOE media "sucks"? What a bunch of idiots!

    Unless Abraham went to a "secret" Swiss Banking School, located in a secret vaul, tthere is no way he could have gone to school for any amount of time in the UK and none of you idiots can not prove it. He must have gone to school undercover. Laughable!

    It is better for you to claim that his father has opened a secret swiss bank account for him rather than talk about his marriage and schooling. Better yet go back to Eritrea and kidnap him or something. shiletat!

  14. LOL go back to shabait, ask the rebuff authors in rebuff central to rebuff a story about rebuffing. Did you rebuff that? Shabait sucks.

    Nothing worse that seeing a hyper-sensitive Eritrean who takes anything not praising the Government as being the end of the world. Every Eritrean knows the government of Eritrea has a pathetic and backward news media (if we can call it that). Name one country that has one news website, with one author that represents an entire country like Eritrea does? This is why every other word on Shabait is a rebuff this, rebuff that.

  15. I don't agree with bashing Shabait but it needs to be said that the GoE has really dropped the ball on the online media front. For what it's worth, I called back home and asked around and Abraham did get married. Thank you madote and hope you update us with pics of the wedding!

    Cheers, Simon
    Toronto, Canada

  16. I love that pic of PIA having a belly laugh! Epic picture! I gotta have it as a poster.

    Congrats to Abraham, everyone loves him in Asmara. One of the most down to Earth and really kool gentlemen you can ever talk to.

  17. For a family that is down to earth, hamble and one that leads a Spartan life style, I don't expect it to announce the wedding, which should be personal with few friends and family members invited.

    While I am at it, I think it is crazy the way Eritrean weddings are done with alot of fan fare, way too many invited people and a lot of expenses consumed just to show off. That is wrong and I hope the young generation corrects that unnecessay extravaganza!

  18. I had the Honor to Meet Abraham a few years back what a pleasant and humble person he is. Just to make it clear for you all Abraham went to Mai-Nefi with my cousin i know that for a fact. I also know that Abraham did not live Eritrea for Education not that anything is wrong with him getting further Education abroad. Instead he is serving his nation like every eritrean youth in Eritrea. I wish him a Happy everlasting marriage with his wonderful wife.... congrat once again to Abrahimo .................

  19. What's the fass about someone getting married? I plan to get married someday, and I hope the newlywed will have an everlasting joy in their lives. In this age and day, marriage is tough in or out of Eritrea. If I am not mistaken marriage in Eritrea lasts longer than marriage in Diaspora.

    May they get a twin on their first try.

  20. dont mind the Haters they will always hate positive

  21. Much a do about nothing. If you are hell bent to bash things there will be no shortage of opportunities. To those of you who say that things suck or the information given out by GOE is trash or worse; I have a message: what have you done constructive that is worth getting hot-under-the-collar for? I am all for letting off steam but there seems to be a blame-culture here that,frankly,to borrow your phrase, sucks.

    If things need improving,what is your attitude? Do you get down to work on it or do you expect others to do it for you? Because there lies whether you take the attitude of a child or a grown-up.
    The way I see it is that when faced with a challenge coming up with your positive contribution to solve it is the best approach.It is the lesson from our recent and past history. The history of our country is evolving and I am old enough to remember things. Just because we achieved our independence does not follow all is overcome and things are sweet and dandy. Unless you have been to another planet, the people of Eritrea paid for it with blood of their children. The enemies have not gone away. The challenges change shape and size,however, they do not go away. Wise up and smell the coffe. Either you take the positive approach or go join the enemy and face the fate of the enemy. When all the young people gave their lives for all of us they did it for one reason only: freedom for all Eritreans.
    What are our squables? What are our issues? What are our complaints? Unless we learn from our recent history(at least of the last 50 years) we will be exactly where our enemies want us: divided and fighting each other.
    I am not here to lecture but I thought I speak up my mind because I suspect the seeds of division can be sown very easily and one day grow bigger. We need to be on our guard.

    The ideal whether we want to achieve it individually or as a nation requires some work and effort. We need not look far to know this. Let us take an honest look at our individual lives first,it will be a lot easier to criticise others!! Peace to you all fellow country-men.

  22. Hear! hear! the voice of commonsense and steady mind.

    This is a platform for the creative minds and go-getters.
    Will the micky-mouse brigade clear the deck, please?

  23. First & foremost, i'd like to send Congratulations to abraham!!!!
    Secondly,....Folks who are making a fool of yourselves argueing here that one is wrong and the other is right and why madote publish a wrong/right information here..... I tell you one clear thing here.....thjis is's website and they have the right to publish what they think is right and deem it in the interest of the public to know.....I think you should go and do the same yourself too instead of coming here and telling as if they are kids. You can all open a Fb account and post whatever you likeon your wall and tag as many people as you like and see if people are going to like what you post there. You're all citizen journalists and so are madote-dot-com. so back off, you lot, 'coz I'm a Ninja here.....looool....
    But on a serious note, credit to madote-dot-com that they are big enough to accomodate and even publishing your comments and criticism against them here on their website. That should tell you something about their tolerance, which you lot seem to lack.
    Besides, i can't understand you lot expecting the government to give you information on that. The government ain't a family property or a family business like the rest of puppet led regimes in Africa.....Shaebia ain't got spare time for that sort of nonesense....esom ab Lim'At eya zelewu!!!.....

  24. Congratulations to the Groom and bride and the entire family...may you live longer to see their blessing..

  25. Congratulations to the Groom and bride and the entire family...may you live longer to see their blessing..

  26. congratulations!:)

  27. Well to me Abraham is a nice and respectful young man congrats i wish you all the best with your beautiful wife and also to your family (the new and your home sweet home.)and also to your younger bro Brhane all the best on his matriculation.I really felt happy when I heard that you married next to your intimate best friend Robel share my best wish to him as well.
    Madote always dig for the truth rather that guessing Abraham did not went to UK neither left the country for any purpose I assure you that myself.

  28. congra abrahimo wish u all the best bro

  29. nseb ab zey wda hagerawi agelglot bzbil sm zteshefne gilane asru kem zeymro gerwo alo ezi fgur abok .

  30. Dictator Isayas's son gets married while isayas separates other peoples family by the infinite national service.smh

  31. I want to see people crying resulting in the death of you & your insane , demon father who is excruciating the innocent eritreans on basis of personal interest . it is he who killed the best abraham afewerky being afreid of getting huge acceptance from the public."may the God shorten the age of your fierce father "halefom from tigray........


All Rights Reserved by Madote © 2016

Contact Form


Email *

Message *

Powered by Blogger.