Home | Keywords | Countries | Africa | East Africa | Eritrea

Eritrea

JPEG - 19.8 kb

Capital: Asmara

Region: Horn of Africa, East Africa

Geography

Eritrea borders the Red Sea to the North East, Sudan to the west and northwest, Ethiopia to the south, and Djibouti to the southeast.

Its border with Ethiopia is heavily militarised after a two year conflict between May 1998 and June 2000 over the disputed town of Badme, which killed 70,000 people and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

Area: 117,600 km2

Population: 6,086,495 (2012 estimate)

JPEG - 9.2 kb

Borders:

Official languages: Tigrinya, Arabic, English

Currency: Nakfa (ERN)

Internet TLD .er

Calling code: +291


PNG - 26.1 kb

Government: Single-party Presidential republic

Ruling Party: People’s Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ)


PNG - 112.5 kb

History


International Organisations:


Links


Videos

Al Jazeera English | Talk to Jazeera - Meles Zenawi | 22 Nov 2007

Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow talks to the Ethiopian prime minister about his country’s role in Somalia and asks him whether his country is, as the UN claims, on the verge of war with Eritrea.


Al Jazeera English | Riz Khan- Eritrea: Challenges & Crises | 30 August 2007

We speak with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki about the challenges facing his country.


PNG - 55.2 kb



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Crackdown on peaceful protests against bread hike deserves strongest condemnation 2018-01-20 08:54:49 The Peaceful Sudanese Public Display of Discontent on Price Hikes has been suppressed by Excessive violence and arbitrary arrests Civil Rights Denial and Suppression by Excessive Violence in the (...)

Sudan: An ailing dictatorship, looming public protest, and desperate evasive tricks 2018-01-16 10:31:43 By TRAYO A. Ali In Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan (the city that knows no secrets, as is always described) the talk there is not about the uncomfortable Weather, which in this Season is (...)

What is going on between Egypt and Sudan? 2018-01-15 08:50:56 By Ahmed H Adam Ongoing tensions in the Red Sea region came to the fore in late December, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan as part of his Africa tour. During the visit, (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudanese rights group call to release political detainees 2017-12-10 07:50:31 THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: 10 DECEMBER 2017: SSHURSA CALLS ON ALL TO ACTION FOR SOUTH SUDANESE The 10 December usually marks the international human rights day. SSHURSA notes with (...)

Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.