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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: President Conducts a Working Visit in Eritrea - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohamed of the Republic of Somalia arrived in Asmara in the early morning hour of today, 24 April, for a working visit in Eritrea.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Somali President Pays His Second Visit to Eritrea Since 2018 - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabelle] Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo" arrived in Asmara for a working visit in early morning hours today.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: 15th YPFDJ-Europe Conference Concludes - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -The 15th YPFDJ -Europe Conference that was underway from 19 to 22 April in London under the theme "Nation Building in the Era of Peace and Development" concluded.
  • Mon - Apr 22, 2019: Statement At the Meeting of High - Level Officials of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Eritrea's delegation, composed of Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab and Hagos Ghebrehiwet, Head of PFDJ Economic Affairs participated at the Meeting of High - Level Officials of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden that was convened in Riyadh from 21-22 April, 2019. Eight Red Sea and Gulf of Aden states, namely: Egypt, Eritrea, Djibouti, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen participated in the Conference.
  • Mon - Apr 22, 2019: 24 Illegal Immigrants Arrested on Transit in Isiolo County - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Nairobi News] Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Saturday arrested 24 illegal immigrants in Merti, Isiolo county.