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Eritrea / COVID-19
Population 5,293,800
Total Confirmed 6642
Active 6604
Total deaths 38
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.57 %

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Eritrea ( (listen)), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in Eastern Africa, with its capital at Asmara. It is bordered by Ethiopia in the south, Sudan in the west, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups in its population of around five and a half million. Eritrea has nine national languages that are Tigrinya language, Tigre, Afar, Beja, Bilen, Kunama, Nara, Saho. Tigrinya, Arabic, and English serve as the three working languages. Most residents speak languages in the Afroasiatic family, both of the Ethiopian Semitic languages or Cushitic branches. One of these communities, the Tigrinyas make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30 percent of inhabitants. In addition, there are a variety of Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic groups. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam, with a small minority adhering to traditional faiths.The Kingdom of Aksum, covering much of modern-day Eritrea and northern Ethiopia, was established during the initial or second centuries AD. It adopted Christianity around the middle of the fourth century. In medieval times much of Eritrea fell under the Medri Bahri kingdom, with a smaller region being a part of Hamasien. The creation of modern-day Eritrea is due to the incorporation of independent, different kingdoms (for instance, Medri Bahri and the Sultanate of Aussa) eventually resulting in the formation of Italian Eritrea. After the defeat of the Italian colonial army in 1942, Eritrea was administered by the British Military Administration until 1952. After the UN General Assembly decision, in 1952, Eritrea would govern itself using a local Eritrean parliament, but for foreign affairs and defense it would enter into a federal status with Ethiopia for a period of a decade. However, in 1962 the government of Ethiopia annulled the Eritrean parliament and formally annexed Eritrea. The Eritrean secessionist movement arranged the Eritrean Liberation Front in 1961 and fought the Eritrean War of Independence until Eritrea gained de facto independence in 1991. Eritrea gained de jure independence in 1993 following the an independence referendum. Eritrea is a totalitarian one-party dictatorship in which federal legislative and presidential elections haven't been held since independence. According to Human Rights Watch, the Eritrean government's human rights record is among the worst in the world. The Eritrean government has dismissed these allegations as politically motivated. The compulsory military service requires long, indefinite conscription periods (6.5 years on average), which some Eritreans leave the country to prevent. Because all regional media is state-owned, Eritrea was also ranked as with the third-least press freedom in the world Press Freedom Index, behind North Korea and Turkmenistan. Eritrea is a member of the African Union, the United Nations, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, and is an observer country in the Arab League alongside Brazil and Venezuela.

Source: Wikipedia