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Capital: Asmara

Government: Unitary One-party Presidential Republic

Current President: Isaias Afewerki


  • 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: 6,081,196 (2020)

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.)

  • Muslim
  • Coptic Christian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Protestant


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



  • Wed - Jun 9, 2021: 'I Can't Deny the Fact That I'm Also an Eritrean' - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] "She gave me the strength and courage to get where I am now." "She is not a teacher but more like a friend to all of us." "She is a strong woman but yet sympathetic." "She has always been by our side, especially during the hard times." "She is not only a teacher but a demonstrative mother". "She jokes around but yet leaves you with essential tips for life." These are some of the words of her former students and colleagues at the University of Asmara. I bet you may be wondering who this person is. Please re
  • Wed - Jun 9, 2021: Education - A Commitment to Rights, Social Justice, and Development - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Two weeks ago, several new schools in the administrative areas of Agmait and Akaide, both located within Kerkebet sub-zone, were inaugurated. During the colorful opening ceremonies, which were conducted in the presence of various public officials, community and religious elders, and some members of the local public, brief tours of the newly-constructed buildings and campus grounds were provided, several speeches were delivered, and prizes were awarded to outstanding students by the Ministry of Labor and So
  • Wed - Jun 9, 2021: Customary Laws of Eritrea - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] The customary laws of Eritrea are products of centuries-old customs, rituals, norms, religious beliefs, and cultural values. Successive colonizers sought to impose alien judicial institutions upon the Eritrean society to no avail. The traditional society of Eritrea has historically had its own legal institutions for regulating behavior and resolving problems.
  • Wed - Jun 9, 2021: Announcement From the Ministry of Health - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Ninety-eight patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and OPD Services in the Central, Northern Red Sea, Southern, and Anseba Regions.
  • Wed - Jun 9, 2021: Aligidir Farm - Agricultural Hub of Eritrea - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Eritrea's Crops and Livestock Corporation (ECLC) carries out vast agricultural activates across the country. Similar to the other farm areas such as Gherset, Fanko Rawi, Fanko Tsumue, Keteay and Katchero, the Corporation carries out a wide range of agricultural activities including livestock development, fruits and vegetable farming and crops cultivation in Aligider, a very fertile farm area in Gash-Barka region. Most of the crops cultivation activities in the area rely on seasonal rain, while water stream