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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: No Border Wall for Ethiopia, Rather an Open Door - Even for Its Enemy - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [IPS] Adinbried -It's one thing to read about the exodus of souls flowing out of Eritrea, it's quite another to look into the tired eyes, surrounded by dust and grime, of a 14-year-old Eritrean girl who's just arrived on the Ethiopian side of the shared border.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Wina Technical School Graduates 144 Students - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Massawa -Wina Technical School has on 18 June graduated a total of 144 students that included 33 females who studied a 2 year-long theoretical and practical education at a certificate level.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Sustainable Support for Families of Martyrs - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritreans residing in Jeddah- Saudi Arabia, Uganda and Germany have reiterated readiness to sustainably support the families of martyrs. They expressed the resolve in the event they held on 20 June in commemoration with Martyrs' Day.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: UN, AU Call for Restraint Along Eritrea-Djibouti Border - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [VOA] The U.N. Security Council is calling on Eritrea and Djibouti to peacefully resolve a land dispute along their border.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: President's Speech On the Occasion of Martyrs Day - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Ladies and Gentlemen