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Eritrea

Eritrea, once part of the long departed Axumite empire, is a country created by the Italians out of a collection of warlord's domains. Even in African terms the country is little known to the world, but its history is a fascinating one, a shows the best, and worst, of Africa.

A Brief History of Eritrea – Part 1
A brief introduction to the history of Eritrea from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 1 - Warlords to Independence

Eritrea's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Eritrea's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

CIA World Fact Book: Eritrea
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

Timeline for Eritrea from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Eritrea given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

Eritrea - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Eritrea. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Eritrea’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Eritrea History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Eritrea’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanize your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travelers.

Background Notes: Eritrea
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Eritrea. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defense, and relations with the US.

A Brief History of Eritrea – Part 2
A brief introduction to the history of Eritrea from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 2: Independence to Present Day

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