Two Eritrean air force pilots defect to Ethiopia with jets.............

28 Oct 2016

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki has been in power since 1991. The country's government has been under criticism for what a UN commission of inquiry has said are numerous abuses including enslavement, rape and torture.

Eritreans are one of the largest groups trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. The president, which has been in power since 1991, is described as increasingly repressive in the country.