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 - Jun 22, 2018: A Speech Tailored to the Size of Horn - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Ethiopian Herald] Last Monday's afternoon was so unique and yet historic for most Ethiopians, both home and abroad. But it may not put anyone on a hasty generalization if he/she concludes as the Day has also brought to light new generation of pan-African statesman in an Ethiopian soil, notable as the embalm of PanAfricanism.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: AUC Hails Ethio - Eritrea Positive Stride - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Wednesday, welcomed the recent positive developments in the relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Statement of the African National Congress On Eritrea-Ethiopia Implementing the 2000 Algiers Border Agreement - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [ANC] The ANC notes this morning's speech by H.E. Eritrean Comrade President Isaias Afwerki on Eritrea's Martyrs Day, as well as the Executive Committee decision of the Ethiopian governing-party's EPRDF to
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Nationals in Diaspora Commemorate Martyrs Day - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in the US, Canada, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Austria commemorated Martyrs Day, June 20, with patriotic zeal.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Activities By Eritrean Nationals in Diaspora - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in the US, Zambia, Italy and UK conducted various activities featuring the attachment they have with the homeland.