About Eritrea

Capital:  Asmara
Population Estimate:  5.92 million
Area: 117,600 square kilometers
Borders: Sudan (north), Ethiopia (west), Djibouti (south), Red Sea (east)
Independence Day: May 24, 1991
President:  Isaias Afwerki
Major Religion:  Islam and Christianity
Other Common Religions:Indigenous
Currency: Nakfa
Key Challenges:  Governance, corruption, conscription.
Interesting Fact: Eritrea signed a peace deal with Ethiopia in July 2018, effectively ending the 20-year war between the two countries.

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February 2019

The European Union has formally announced that it is reviving cooperation with Eritrea after the Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal. To this ...
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April 2019

On April 23, 2019, Eritrea unilaterally shut all border crossings with Ethiopia, after having them reopened in July 2018. After ...
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March 2019

Eritrea continued its political diplomacy with respect to Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s opposition movements, the latest examples of which are the ...
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January 2019

Eritrea and Ethiopia have opened yet another border crossing, this time at Humera in Ethiopia and Oum Hajer in Eritrea ...
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