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Eritrea (Tigrinya: ኤርትራ), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa region of Eastern Africa, with its capital and largest city at Asmara. It is bordered by Ethiopia in the south, Sudan in the west, and Djibouti in the southeast.


Our standard dataset contains 121 entities connected with Eritrea. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Eritrea. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 53 entities identified as PEPs connected with Eritrea.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1-1
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education111
Minister of Energy & Mines1--
Minister of Finance & National Development1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Information11-
Minister of Justice1-1
Minister of Labor & Social Welfare1--
Minister of Land, Water, and the Environment11-
Minister of Maritime Resources11-
Minister of National Development1-1
Minister of Public Works1-1
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Trade & Industry1--
Minister of Transport and Communications111
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Bank of Eritrea--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Eritrea--1
ambassador of France to Eritrea-42
Eritrean Ambassador to the United States-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Eritrea--4
Minister of Energy and Mining-21
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare of Eritrea-21
Minister of Trade & Industry of Eritrea-21
Minister of Defence of Eritrea-11
Minister of Finance of Eritrea-11
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea-11
Minister of Tourism of Eritrea-11
Charge d'Affaires, Embassy, Washington1--
Governor, Bank of Eritrea1--
Minister of Health of Eritrea--1
Minister of Local Government of Eritrea--1
President of Eritrea--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...