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 9, 2020: Sassa Changes Payout Days After Lockdown Pay Crush - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [News24Wire] Due to long queues during the lockdown, the SA Social Security Agency's (Sassa) grant payout days will be changed to protect the elderly.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Ban on Flights Extended - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] It is to be recalled that all passenger flights to and from the country were banned for two weeks.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: More Contribution to Fight Corona Virus Pandemic - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Contribution by Eritrean nationals residing inside the country and abroad, individuals, communities, national associations and other organizations continues.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Announcement From the Ministry of Health - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Two male patients, aged 30 and 62 respectively, were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out for 20 quarantined individuals yesterday and today.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: More Contribution in Support to Contain Spread of COVID-19 - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Nationals inside the country and abroad have contributed over 1.2 million Nakfa and 171 thousand Riyals to bolster the Eritrean Government's measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.