Ogbe Abraha

Ogbe Abraha (born 1948) is an Eritrean politician. He joined the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) in 1972 and, since independence, has held the following positions: member of the Central Council of the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), member of the National Council, Secretary and then Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare (beginning in February 1997[1]), Chief of Logistics, Administration and Health in the Ministry of Defence, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defence Forces. Abraha was dismissed from his post and stripped of his military rank by the President in February 2000. He was arrested in September 2001 due to his membership in a group of ministers calling for political reforms. He has been held incommunicado since that time. He is reported to be suffering from asthma and his condition is unknown.

Ogbe Abraha
1st Minister of Trade & Industry of Eritrea
In office
Succeeded byAli Said Abdella
1st Minister of Labour and Social Welfare of Eritrea
In office
Succeeded byAskalu Menkerios
Personal details
Political partyPFDJ


  1. ^ "President quietly shuffles cabinet", Indian Ocean Newsletter, 29 March 1997 (Horn of Africa Monthly Review, 21 February–28 April 1997).

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