Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea since May 24, 1993.
Christian ministries operating
In Eritrea there are four officially recognized religous groups: Eritrean Orthodox (Tewahedo) Church, Catholic, Sunni Muslim, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eritrea. Faith groups outside these four are called "Pente" (a slang originally associated with Pentecostal) and have been under official government restriction since May of 2002.
Some critics have seen this as an Orthodox-influenced reaction to the highly effective evangelization efforts of Christian believers among the ranks of conscripted soldiers during the 1962-1991 war.
There are no reliable statistics on religious affiliation. The government reports that 50 percent of the population is Christian and 50 percent Sunni Muslim. According to a 2010 international nongovernmental organization (NGO) estimate, the population is 63 percent Christian and 36 percent Muslim. The same NGO asserts that Orthodox Christians make up approximately 57 percent of the population, Roman Catholics 4 percent, and Protestants − including the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptists, Presbyterians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Pentecostals, and others without international affiliation − 1 percent. Source