The UN says it is at risk of descending into complete chaos. Ruby Diamonde provides an overview of a country in crisis.
A concise profile of the most recent countries featured in the New Internationalist magazine. See also our alphabetical list of country profiles before 2005.
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A flourishing economy, more jobs and less poverty - is Bolivia a Latin American success story?
President Joyce Banda has the donors back on side but faces runaway inflation. Mabvutu Banda lays out the challenges ahead.
Filed in: Malawi
Another decade of living dangerously, despite a smart, engaged middle class and increasingly empowered poor.
Filed in: Indonesia
Contradictions and extremes on an island country ‘invented by colonization’.
Filed in: Mauritius
Maria Golia considers Egypt’s past, present and future.
Filed in: Egypt
Peru is said to be booming but the poor would never know it. Stephanie Boyd reports.
Zoe Leigh Smith reports on the tiny Caribbean island’s strangling debt burden.
Black pearls, cruise ships and lively politics: Mary Warren gives the lowdown on the South Pacific atolls.
Filed in: Cook Islands
The country’s unequal wealth distribution and rapid population growth have made it one of the poorest in Latin America, writes Anna-Claire Bevan.
Mary Namakando digs out facts and ratings on one of Southern Africa’s most politically stable countries and probes President Sata’s grapple with corruption.