Ali Abdu Ahmed

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Ali Abdu Ahmed
4th Deputy Minister of Information of Eritrea
In office
2003 – 2012
Preceded by Naizghi Kiflu
Personal details
Political party PFDJ
Profession news weatherman

Ali Abdu Ahmed is a former Eritrean politician who left the regime and sought asylum abroad. From March 2009 until his defection in November 2012, Ahmed was the Minister of Information for Eritrea.[1][2] His father, brother, and 15 year old daughter, an American citizen, were consequentially detained while trying to cross the border into Sudan and have been held indefinitely.

The American government inquired regarding his daughter's well-being while the Eritrean government vehemently rejected her status as an American citizen and has refused to release information regarding her whereabouts or well being. Meanwhile, Ahmed has applied for asylum in Australia and is afraid that he may be harmed by pro-government Eritreans in the diaspora.[3]


  1. ^ Sudan's Bashir visits Eritrea despite ICC warrant Reuters, 23 March 2009
  2. ^ Hamadé, Kassem (30 Jan 2013). "Ministern bekräftar: Har lämnat regimen". Expressen (in Swedish). AB Kvällstidningen Expressen. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Voice of America: Fate of American Citizen Unknown After Four Years in Eritrean Prison Accessed 19 September 2016