Country Profiles

Eritrea is currently facing a severe draught through most of the country resulting in failed crops and harvests.   Read more...
The oldest written reference to the territory now known as Eritrea is the chronicled expedition launched to Punt by the ancient Egyptians in the 25th century B.C.  Read more...
A Code of Conduct was developed concerning the mechanics of the electoral process; the government and most opposition parties signed it; one of the opposition coalitions refused on grounds that their complaints about government intimidation and harassment are not being addressed.  Read more...
Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, the international community has focused its support on democratic reform in the Middle East as one way of combating terrorism.  Read more...
Eritrea celebrated its 18th anniversary as an independent nation on 24 May with a slogan: “Our Independent Political Choice, Our Development Guarantee.”  Read more...
As predicted, the Congress Party won the majority of votes for the 2009 parliamentary elections.  Read more...
Some observers have warned that rancor between the Shiite government and Sunni militias could provoke a return to greater violence, which dropped sharply last year but has increased in recent months.  Read more...
Some observers have warned that rancor between the Shiite government and Sunni militias could provoke a return to greater violence, which dropped sharply last year but has increased in recent months.  Read more...


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