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Welcome To Eritrea
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69
Selected MR Agencies
  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Eritrea

The history of Eritrea is tied to its strategic position on the Red Sea littoral, with a coastline that extends more than 1,000 km, making it prey to various sets of invaders and colonizers. In the period following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, when European powers scrambled for territory in Africa, Italy invaded and occupied Eritrea. During WWII, Commonwealth forces expelled those of Italy, leaving the country under British administration until it was federated with Ethiopia in 1950. After a 30 year war with Ethiopia, Eritrea gained full independence and international recognition in 1993. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 25
MarketVision Research has appointed former Nielsen exec Laura Moussa in its Dubai office, as Director of its Qualitative Division, supporting growth in the region. Sep 25 2017
Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Know of an MR agency based in Eritrea? We don't - please get in touch


Fast Facts
Map of Eritrea
CAPITAL: Asmara
GOVERNMENT: Transitional Government
AREA: 117,600 sq km
POPULATION: 5,792,984 (July 2010 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Tigrinya, Arabic, English
Learning in Eritrea
Learning in Eritrea


It Began in Afrika: The Afar Region of Eritrea is home to the Afar Triple Junction: a tectonic rift where the Arabian Plate of the Earth's upper crust is separating at a speed of 1 - 2cm a year from the Nubian and Somalian sections of the African Plate. Possibly the most primeval region on the planet, certainly one of the hottest and lowest lying, this could well be where humanity began. Some of the earliest stone tools and hominid remains, dating back over 3 million years, have been found here.

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Eritrea in Profile

The history of Eritrea is tied to its strategic position on the Red Sea littoral, with a coastline that extends more than 1,000 km, making it prey to various sets of invaders and colonizers. In the period following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, when European powers scrambled for territory in Africa, Italy invaded and occupied Eritrea. During WWII, Commonwealth forces expelled those of Italy, leaving the country under British administration until it was federated with Ethiopia in 1950. After a 30 year war with Ethiopia, Eritrea gained full independence and international recognition in 1993.

Eritrea is a single-party state. Though its constitution, adopted in 1997, stipulates that the state is a presidential republic with a unicameral (single chamber) parliamentary democracy, it has yet to be implemented. In 1998 a border dispute with Ethiopia led to the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. The war resulted in the death of about 135,000 Ethiopians and 19,000 Eritreans. In 2009 the UN imposed sanctions on Eritrea after accusing it of backing anti-Ethiopian Islamist insurgents in Somalia.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $4.178 billion (2010 est.) - $700 per capita (2010 est.)

Religions Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant

Currency: Nafka (ERN)

Telephone Code: +291

Research Industry

Eritrea has no MR association and no locally-based research providers as far as we know.

Overview of Trade and Industry

Exports from Eritrea were worth $25 million in 2010 - made up of livestock, food and various other manufactures, largely to Asian and European countries. Imports were worth much more at $738 million comprising of machinery, petroleum, food and oth'r manufactures coming from a number of countries in Asia and Europe.

Like many other African nations, the economy of Eritrea is largely based on subsistence agriculture - 80% of the population are involved in farming and herding. In recent history, the economy has been badly affected by the Eritrean-Ethiopian war - in the region of $600m of property damage and losses, including livestock and homes.

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