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Capital: Asmara

Government: Unitary One-party Presidential Republic

Current President: Isaias Afewerki


  • 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.)

  • Muslim
  • Coptic Christian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Protestant


  • Tigrinya (official)
  • Arabic (official)
  • English (official)
  • Tigre
  • Kunama
  • Afar



  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Vocational Training to Youth in Barentu - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Barentu -Vocational training was provided to 173 youth in Barentu sub-zone.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Seminars On Public Awareness On Children's Rights - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Keren -Seminars aimed at increasing the awareness of the public on the rights of children was conducted to the residents of the administrative areas in Keren sub-zone from 4 to 11 December.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: WHO Eritrea and European Union Collaboration Meeting - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [WHO] Today, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Eritrea, Mr Gabor Iklody accompanied by Elisabetta Pietrobon, head of political, press and information section who recently arrived in Eritrea paid an official working visit to WHO Office in Asmara. Dr Martins Ovberedjo, WHO Representative to Eritrea gave them a warm welcome and held a fruitful collaborative meeting with them that focused on strengthening health partnership between EU and WHO to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainab
  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: Tanzania U-17 Girls Too Strong for Eritrea - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Daily News] TANZANIA Under-17 women's squad started with a blowout by beating Eritrea 5-0 in their first CECAFA Challenge Cup game on Monday hosted at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru in Jinja, Uganda.
  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: Training On Digitalized Education Provision - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -As part of the effort to develop teaching-learning process, the Ministry of Education branch in the Central region indicated that effort is being exerted to expand digitalized education provision in 2020.