Eritrea

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INFORMATION

Capital: Asmara

Government: Unitary One-party Presidential Republic

Current President: Isaias Afewerki

Economy:

  • A command economy under the control of the sole political party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ).
  • A large share of the population, nearly 80%, is engaged in subsistence agriculture.

Population: 5,918,919 (2017)

Land Size: 117,400 sq km (45,300 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Tigrinya: 55%
  • Tigre: 30%
  • Saho: 4%
  • Kunama: 2%
  • Rashaida: 2%
  • Bilen: 2%
  • Other (Afar, Beni Amir, Nera): 5% (2010 est.)
Religions:

  • Muslim
  • Coptic Christian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Protestant

Language(s):

  • Tigrinya (official)
  • Arabic (official)
  • English (official)
  • Tigre
  • Kunama
  • Afar

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Adding Alternatives in Ports' Menu - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Ethiopian Herald] Since Ethiopia extended olive branch to Eritrea, there have been immediate and positive developments between the two countries which catapulted diplomatic relations after years of stalemate.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Ethio-Eritrea Cultural Conference Being Held Today - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Ethiopian Herald] A cultural conference that would exhibit the Ethiopian and Eritrean cultural and artistic works is being held today here, Ethiopian Cultural Center disclosed.
  • Fri - Aug 17, 2018: Eritrean Fighter Pilot, Escapee, Calls for Justice for Jailed Compatriots - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [VOA] Dejen Ande Hishel was an elite Eritrean fighter pilot. He trained in Russia and flew twin-engine MiG-29 Soviet jets during Eritrea's war with Ethiopia in the late 1990s.
  • Thu - Aug 16, 2018: Senior Eritrean Delegation Concludes Visit to Somalia - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Senior Eritrean delegation comprising Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Advisor Yemane Gebreab concludes official visit to Somalia from 13 to 15 August.
  • Thu - Aug 16, 2018: Commendable Blindness Prevention Effort - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Masawa -As part of the effort to control blindness, the Ministry of Health in cooperation with partners over the past five years conducted eye surgeries on 3856 patients and distributed eye glasses to over 6353nationals in the Northern Red Sea region, according to report.