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    São Tomé e Príncipe

    A profile of the West African island republic
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    Tunisia

    Tunisia continues to enjoy close economic and political ties with the US and Europe and benefits from billions of dollars of foreign investment.
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    Solomon Islands

    Facts, figures & ratings.
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    Sierra Leone

    Every home in Sierra Leone is well stocked with candles, gasoline lanterns and trusty flashlights. These are life essentials in the capital, Freetown, where electricity is intermittent at best.
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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.
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    St Lucia

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

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

    Facts, figures and statistics of Trinidad & Tobago
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    Ghana

    Facts, figures and the history of Ghana.
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    St Kitts and Nevis

    The St Kitts Scenic Railway circles the island’s cloud-covered peak, Mount Liamuiga, carrying hordes of tour
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    Tanzania

    Tanzania is home to the highest point in Africa as well as to Olduvai Gorge, where some of the oldest human remains have been found. It also contains most of the Serengeti region, which hosts a dazzling array of animal, bird and plant life.
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    Botswana

    Since independence in 1966, Botswana’s annual growth rates have been the highest in the world – bar none. It is estimated that were it not for the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, growth rates would be one or two per cent higher today.
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    Dominica

    Dominica is a small island both in population and size. Yet the island feels a lot bigger than this, with dozens of mountain peaks, waterfalls and some say a river for every day of the year.
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    Timor-Leste

    Timor-Leste’s landscape is still deeply scarred from the conflict that raged in 1999, after the Timorese population voted for independence from Indonesia.
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    Uzbekistan

    In the heart of Central Asia, enclosed by the Pamir mountains to the southeast and desert in the northeast, Uzbekistan was once the seat of vast wealth and influence.