Apr 10th, 2013
(ADDIS ABABA) – A female Eritrean Air Force pilot has defected to Saudia Arabia where she is seeking political asylum in Saudi Arabia, in in a latest sign of embarrassment to the dictatorial regime in Asmara. Captain Rahwa Gebrekristos deserted to Saudi Arabia after being sent to the kingdom la...
Oct 16th, 2012
Armin Rosen, theatlantic Until recently, the Eritrean Air Force had a single luxury airplane, an 1970s-era American corporate turboprop. Thanks to a brazen act of defiance, the plane is now in Saudi Arabia. And its pilots, two high-ranking Air Force officers, are attempting to defect from a governmen...
Oct 12th, 2012
Gedab News Although Eritrea has been ruled under an undeclared state of emergency for 14 years, recent developments lend credence to the view that the Eritrean regime is cracking under the pressure: two Eritrean pilots defected to Saudi Arabia; the militarization of Eritrea’s civilians has intensifie...
Oct 6th, 2012
Two military Eritrean pilots on Tuesday defected with their airplane to the Saudi Arabia and were they are being kept in secret locations, A French radio reported. According to Radio France International (RFI), the two pilots, fled Eritrea with a plane belonging to the country’s President, Isaias Afe...