The State of Eritrea covers 117,600 sq km (45,405 sq mi) and it is bounded on the east by the Red Sea, on the southeast by Djibouti, on the south and west by Ethiopia, and on the north and northwest by Sudan.
It became a de facto state in 1991 after a long secession war, later formalized in 1993 by a referendum.
Isaias Afewerki is the only President of Eritrea since independence with no constitution or election.
Eritrea’s population is estimated about 6 million in 2014. Asmara is the capital, while Massawa is the main port.
Read the posts related to Eritrea below.
(Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi – Reuters) Swiss prosecutors are investigating whether the Eritrean consulate has broken the law in allegedly forcing its Swiss-based nationals to pay a 2 percent tax by withholding consular services, a spokesman said [...]
Press Statement by the Joint Anti-terrorism Task-force of the National Intelligence and Security Service and the Federal Police (Sept. 13, 2015) Following the organized operation carried out covertly by the National Intelligence and Security [...]
(Updated on the third paragraph with the report of their arrival in Ethiopia. Updated again indicating they arrived with their weapons) The leader of the largest Ethiopian rebel group fled from Eritrea, accompanied by hundreds of his troops. About [...]
Eritrean refugees and opposition parties in exile in Ethiopia celebrated the anniversary of “the start of the struggle for independence” from Ethiopia. Eritrea won its independence in 1994 through a referendum. The Eritrean struggle for [...]
(Sophia Tesfamariam) The article “Eritrea – Paths Out of Isolation”, written by Annette Weber, a Senior Fellow of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, is not only replete with factual errors but also seems to miss the [...]
(Adam Taylor) Eritrea isn’t a big place. The East African country has a population of 6 million or so. Recently it has come under some serious international criticism: A damning report released by the United Nations last month suggested that [...]
About thirty armed men were killed and captured after a skirmish near Ethiopian-Eritrean border, according to a statement from the Ethiopian Federal Police today. The statement came a week after a similar claim by an insurgent group “Patriots [...]
He has already made Tour de France history as one of the first African-registered team ever to take part in the event — and now Daniel Teklehaimanot has pedaled past another major milestone. On Thursday, Teklehaimanot became the first African [...]
The UN Human Rights Council extended both the period and mandate of the Commission investigating Eritrea’s human rights conditions. The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, which the Council established last year, had released its [...]
Eritrean diaspora and refugees demonstrated in-front of at African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, at the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva, and in Tel Aviv Israel in the past two days. The demonstrations were called in [...]
Security redoubled for members of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea following threats and intimidations by pro-regime protesters in Geneva, Switzerland. According to protest organizers, 6,000 people from Eritrea and around Europe protested the [...]
(Natty Berhane) One of the crimes of the Eritrean ruling party’s that have not made it to the last week’s UN report must be brainwashing scheme of a large number of youth – perhaps a generation. It is heart breaking to see so many [...]
President Isaias Afeworki’s regime is facing a new round of condemnations following a report from the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea, established the UN Human Rights Council, which has been investigating Asmara’s [...]
A United Nations report listed about 15 different methods of torture applied by the Eritrean regime. Descriptions and drawings of the various torture methods were provided by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea‘s report, [...]
The Metropolitan police are examining allegations that the Eritrean embassy in London is illegally using a controversial diaspora tax to “punish and control” Eritreans living in the UK, it has emerged. The Eritrean government has been criticised [...]