New Internationalist

Country profile

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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Eritrea

The country, once one of Italy’s few colonial possessions, covers an 800-kilometre strip along Africa’s Red Sea coast, stretching from Sudan in the north to Djibouti in the south.

St Lucia

St Lucia’s stunning beauty, capped by the famous twin peaks of the Pitons, hides a turbulent history.

Guinea

Facts, figures and a brief history of life in Guinea.

Niger

The top tourist destination in Niger until the late 1980s, the city of Agadez – located in the dead centre of the country – is today no more than a shadow of its former self.

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Qatar

Nowhere near as religious as its neighbour, Saudi Arabia, nor as bling-obsessed as nearby United Arab Emirates, Qatar has astutely observed the paths other Gulf states have chosen, and then cherry-picked what seems to work best.

Trinidad & Tobago

Facts, figures and statistics of Trinidad & Tobago

Ghana

Facts, figures and the history of Ghana.

Malaysia

Visitors to Kuala Lumpur could be forgiven for thinking that they have landed in a highly developed nation. But hidden from the casual visitors’ view are the urban slums, crammed high-rise lowincome housing, rural villages still in poverty.

Belarus

A country at the edge of Europe home to wolves, bears, lynx and Europe’s last dictator.

St Kitts and Nevis

  • November 30, 2008
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