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 - Jul 21, 2017: Nationals Abroad Hold Different Activities - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in Germany, the Netherlands and Qatar have held different diplomatic activities depicting the attachment they have with their homeland.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Gash-Barka - Improvement of Educational Quality - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Barentu -The office of Education Ministry branch in the Gash-Barka region explained that plan has been mapped out in a bid to improve the quality of education in the region. The comment was made at a meeting recently held in Logo-Anseba sub-zone.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: 11th Grade Students Leave for Sawa - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Over 6,000 11th grade students in the Central region have left for Sawa on July 19 to pursue their 12th grade studies and fulfill their national service duty.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Election of Administrators - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Election of area administrators was recently held in32 villages of Gala-Nefhi sub-zone, Central region, out of which 17 administrators, 17 managing directors as well as 96 village coordinators.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Training By Eritrean Institute of Organizational Excellence - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -The Eritrean Institute of Organizational Excellence provided training from 10 to 18 July to 50 senior officers of the Eritrean Police.