Our History

Did you know that Eritrea is one of the newest countries in the world, though one of the earliest African countries to be introduced to modern technology? Or that it was a center for commercial activities in the Horn of Africa in the early 1900s? Or that its people struggled for more than 30 years to secure their independence?

Modern-day Eritrea is defined by that struggle for independence. It was an all-encompassing armed struggle to liberate Eritrea and Eritreans from all of the ills of oppression, inequality, and poverty.

Eritrea’s rich and glorious history stretches back 6000 B.C. Today, across the land, many monuments testify to the wealth of Eritrea’s fascinating past.