A September protest in Tel Aviv against the Eritrean regime erupted in mass violence, leaving some 150 people injured and scores arrested. A month on, tensions remain high between supporters and critics of dictator Isaias Afwerki.
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Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki is a critical player in Ethiopia's civil war and the geopolitics of the Horn of Africa. His authoritarian rule keeps the country isolated internationally as he removes threats to his rule, using a permanent state of emergency and military mobilization to tighten his grip on the people and the army.
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations informed Ethiopia on Friday that it has no legal right to expel seven U.N. officials whom it accused of “meddling” in the country’s affairs.