Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1991 by the Hagere Ertra


Eritrea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Eritrea (Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is the Italian form of the Greek name Ἐρυθραίᾱ (ErythraĆ­ā), meaning 'red [land]'. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 with an estimated population of 6 million. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Eritrea | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 3, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 7
"International pressure increased on Eritrea's authoritarian government with the publication of a damning report by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in June 2015. The report concluded that 'systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations' were being committed by the government and suggested that some of the abuses could constitute crimes against humanity. The number of Eritreans attempting to flee repression has reached unprecedented levels."