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: 5,918,919 (2017)

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 - Feb 15, 2019: NRS Culture and Sports Branch Activity Assessment Meeting - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Massawa -The Culture and Sports Department at the Northern Red Sea region conducted activity assessment meeting on 13 February in the port city of Massawa. The meeting in which Eritrean and foreign experts took part was focused on the archeological and exploration activities as well as researches conducted and findings.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Minister Osman Saleh Holds Talks With Luxemburg Foreign Minister - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara. -Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met and held talks today, 14 February at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Luxemburg delegation headed by Mr. Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxemburg.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Eritrean National Cultural Troupe Departed to Ethiopia - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean national cultural troupe comprising Sibrit and other legendary and young musicians and singers departed to Ethiopia today, 14 February, to perform musical concert in various Ethiopian cities.
  • Thu - Feb 14, 2019: Potable Water Project Put in Place in Mai-Aini Sub-Zone - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Mai-Aini -Potable water supply project worth around 2 million Nakfa has been put in place in Mai-Aini sub-zone. The administrative areas of Ginesba, Maekono, Merbet and Emba-Arba will become beneficiaries of the project.
  • Thu - Feb 14, 2019: Dekemhare Hospital to Expand Health Services - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Dekemhare -The Dekemhare hospital reported that effort is being exerted to expand eye and dental treatment services.