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: 5,869,869 (2016)

Land Size: 117,400 sq km (45,300 sq miles)

Major Ethic 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 - Aug 17, 2017: Eritrean Community Festival in Canada - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean community festival in Western Canada was conducted with patriotic zeal from 12 to 13 August under the theme "Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development".
  • Thu - Aug 17, 2017: Anseba Region - Distribution of Anti-Trachoma Medicine - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Keren -Anti-trachoma medicine has been provided since March to the resident of the Anseba region and that so far 90% of the residents have received the medication, according to Mr. Michael Teklay, head of non-communicable diseases prevention and control at Health Ministry's branch in the region.
  • Thu - Aug 17, 2017: Exhibition By Women Artists - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -An art exhibition by women artists is being staged here in the capital, Asmara, in connection with the Festival Eritrea 2017. The exhibition was opened on 15 August.
  • Wed - Aug 16, 2017: Serejeka - Election of Administrators - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Asmara -An election of administrators, village coordinators and managing directors was held in 17 administrative areas of Serejeka sub-zone.
  • Wed - Aug 16, 2017: Support to Families of Martyrs - AllAfrica News: Eritrea
    [Shabait] Mendefera -Government employees in Emni-Hayli sub-zone have extended a total of 50,500 Nakfa in support of the families of martyrs residing in their sub-zone.