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: 5,970,646 (2018)

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 - Oct 18, 2019: Meeting On Implementation of Development Programs - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Massawa -The Governor of the Northern Red Sea region, Brig. Gen. Tekle Libsu conducted a meeting on 13 and 14 October with residents of Dahlak sub-zone focusing on the implementation of charted out development programs and conservation of historical and ancient heritage.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Commendable Participation in Voluntary Blood Donation - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Barentu -The Voluntary Blood Donors Association in the Gash Barka region reported that as a result of growing awareness of the public the number of voluntary blood donors in the region is on the rise. The report was made at second congress of the association on 15 October in Barentu.
  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: Election of Reconciliation Committees - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Barentu -Election of reconciliation committees was conducted in 12 administrative areas in the Haikota sub zone.
  • Thu - Oct 17, 2019: Community Based Environmental Sanitation Popular Campaign - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Keren -The Municipality of Keren city organized today, 16 October community based environmental sanitation activity under the theme "Environmental Sanitation Ensures Health".
  • Tue - Oct 15, 2019: Mr. Yemane Gebreab Delivers Message of President Isaias to Sudanese Leader - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Presidential Adviser Mr. Yemane Gebreab yesterday 13 October delivered message of President Isaias Afwerki to Let. Gen. Abdul Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudan's Sovereign Council, in Khartoum.