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: 5,869,869 (2016)

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

Major Ethic 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 - Sep 22, 2017: Eritrean National Abroad Hold Diplomatic Activities - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in Canada and Jeddah conducted seminars with a view to strengthen organizational capacity and contribution in the national development endeavors.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Monetary Support to Families of the Martyrs - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Keren - -Around 4.7 million Nakfa was disbursed to families of martyrs in Asmat sub-zone, according to a report from the office of the Ministry of Labor and Human Welfare branch in the sub zone.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: NAEWDV - Seminar On Strengthening Organizational Capacity - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -The National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans (NAEWDV), conducted a meeting on 19 September here in the capital aimed at strengthening organizational capacity.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Khartoum Deports Another 36 Eritrean Migrants - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Radio Dabanga] Kassala -On Sunday, the authorities in Sudan's Kassala state deported 36 Eritreans who were convicted of illegal entry into Sudan, to their country of origin after spending two months in prison.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Effort to Eradicate Harmful Practices - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Assab -Strong effort is being exerted in the Southern Red Sea region to eradicate harmful practices that are negatively affecting the overall health of women.