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: 6,081,196 (2020)

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 - Dec 3, 2021: Announcement From the Ministry of Health - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Nineteen patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern, and Gash Barka Regions.
  • Fri - Dec 3, 2021: Resolve to Strengthen Participation in National Affairs - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara, 02 December 2021- At a seminar conducted on 28 November, Eritrean nationals in Juba and its environs expressed resolve to strengthen participation in the national affairs.
  • Thu - Dec 2, 2021: World HIV/Aids Day Observed - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara, 01 December 2021- World HIV/AIDS Day was observed today, 01 December at national level at the Orotta Referral Hospital Hall in Asmara under the theme "Ending Inequality, Ending AIDS, Ending Pandemic".
  • Thu - Dec 2, 2021: Call for Effective Administrative Provision - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] The Governor of the Central Region, Mr. Fesehaye Haile called on the newly elected area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators to live up to the public expectation and diligently and fairly serve the people that elected them. The call was made during an interview the Governor conducted with Erina.
  • Thu - Dec 2, 2021: Announcement From the Ministry of Health - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Thirty-five patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern, Northern Red Sea and Gash Barka Regions.