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  Eritrea
Institutions
  President  Isaias Afwerki 0 93 +100.00%
State
 Anseba   
 Debub   
 Debubawi Keyih Bahri   
 Gash-Barka   
 Maekel   
 Semenawi Keyih Bahri   
Parliament
  National Assembly  Popular Front for Democracy and Justice 0 94 +0.00%
  Appointed 0 94 +50.00%
  President of the Assembly  Isaias Afwerki 0 93 +100.00%


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Djibouti  
Ethiopia  
Sudan  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Red Sea  

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Parents  
Alternate Namesofficially, the "State of Eritrea"
Established May 24, 1993
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifiedBojicat April 13, 2020 03:43pm
Description Repressive, authoritarian state led by Isaias Afwerki since its birth in 1993. After a 30-year war with its former parent, Ethiopia, tense relations gave way to camaraderie in 2018 when Ethiopia launched a surprise diplomatic initiative that formally ended a state of war between them.

Eritrea is one of the poorest countries in the continent, in spite of its considerable resources, especially silver, and its strategic position at the Horn of Africa. Incompetent domestic management uprooted a promising agrarian economy, leaving Eritreans mired in periods of severe drought, abject deprivation and starvation.

President Afwerki took total control of all levers of government after independence from Ethiopia; the executive, the legislative (self-styling himself the Chairman of the Parliament) and the judiciary. Elections are prohibited. Media is 100% government controlled. A governing system modeled on the North Korean ("Juche") is observed.

The main languages are Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic and English. Its major religions are Islam and Christianity.


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BBC Country Profile: Eritrea  Discuss
CIA Factbook Entry on Eritrea  Discuss
Official Documents of Eritrea  Discuss
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Dec 03, 2012 03:00pm News Eritrean national football team defects to Uganda  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 22, 2010 10:00pm Blog Entry Eritrea's president declares me 'insane'  Article Penguin 
Dec 29, 2003 12:00am News Eritrea 'region's trouble-maker'  Article Picimpalious 
Apr 02, 2003 02:03pm General Eritrea pressed over journalists  Article User 13 

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