Eritrea is a country located in the Horn of Africa, bordered by Ethiopia to the south, Djibouti to the southeast, and Sudan to the west. The official languages are Tigrigna, Arabic, and English, and the currency is the Eritrean nakfa. The country has a population of around 6.5 million people. Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long and bloody conflict.

Eritrea is a highly centralized and authoritarian state under President Isaias Afwerki. The government controls most aspects of citizens' lives, including the media and the economy, and has been criticized for human rights abuses and lack of political freedoms. The country has a conscription-based military service, which is mandatory for all citizens over the age of 18, and many have fled the country to avoid it.

Eritrea has a largely agricultural economy, with small-scale farming and herding as the main sources of livelihood for the majority of the population. The government has been encouraging foreign investment in the mining sector in recent years, and there are large deposits of gold, copper, and zinc in the country.

The Eritrean economy has been negatively affected by the ongoing conflict with Ethiopia, sanctions by the international community and the lack of diversification in the economy. Inflation has been high in recent years, and the government has been facing a significant budget deficit.... Show more

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