Country Profile: Bangladesh

The photos, facts, and politics of Bangladesh.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Clockwise from top left: Two members of the Taz clan take part in a wrestling match at their annual two-day festival at Song Kol Lake, in Naryn Province, which also includes family storytelling, dancing and horse-riding games; a woman milks a mare in the Kyrgyz Alatau range (part of the Tien Shan mountains) – she will make a fermented drink called kunus from the milk; two girls by the roadside near Kazarman; beekeeper Victor inspects his 120 hives in Sary-Chelek, in the western province of Jalal-Abad.Photos: Tim Dirven/Panos

Country Profile: Kyrgyzstan

The photos, facts, and politics of Kyrgyzstan.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
(clockwise from top left): Rubberneckers view the damaged vehicles following the crash of a fuel tanker on the Kara Bridge in Lagos; a runner poses with students during the Lagos Women Run; 10-year-old Ruth Bitrus, whose parents were killed by Boko Haram following the invasion of her hometown, Michika; women from waterfront communities under threat of eviction for property development confront Lagos police.Photos: Majority World: Adeyinka Yusuf; Adeyinka Yusuf; Immanuel Ofolabi; Osakpolor Omoregie.

Country profile: Nigeria

The photos, facts, and politics of Nigeria.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Photos (clockwise from top left): The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo during their weekly demonstration to establish the fate of their disappeared children and grandchildren during the 1976-83 dictatorship; statues of footballer Carlos Tevez and revolutionary icon Che Guevara in the La Boca quarter of Buenos Aires; colourful houses and artwork also in La Boca, which is famous for the Argentine tango; harvesting the traditional way near the village of Juella in the northwest of the country.All photos from Majority World: Julio Etchart, Julio Etchart, Jeremy Jowell, Andres Lofiego.

Country Profile: Argentina

The photos, facts, and politics of Argentina.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021

Country Profile: Namibia

The photos, facts, and politics of Namibia.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
Country profile: Palestine

Country profile: Palestine

The photos, facts and politics of Palestine

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020
A security guard protects a stationery shop on Fifth Avenue in Guatemala City; ‘No more violence against women, no more beatings, no more deaths, no more abuse’, reads a sign during the International Women’s Day march; Mayan women sell corn tortillas in Zone One of the capital; ‘Cucuruchos’ carry a float with the image of Christ through the historic centre during Guatemala’s world-famous Easter celebrations.All photos: Mira Galanova

Country profile: Guatemala

The photos, facts and politics of Guatemala

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
(clockwise from top left): A billboard in the town of Mikolaiv has a clear message for Russia’s President Putin – ‘Out of Ukraine!’; Lidia Radenko Timifeevna stands in front of the ruins of her house in the village of Nikishyne – one of the first areas of the oblast of Donetsk to be bombed when fighting broke out between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces in 2015; a traditional singer welcoming Spring at the Slavic pagan holiday of Malenitsa; the Osokorsky metro station in the capital, Kyiv.Photos: Iva Zimova/Panos

Country profile: Ukraine

The photos, facts and politics of Ukraine

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NI 525 - The fight for clean air - May, 2020
(clockwise from top left): A family outside their flooded house in Karachi, which was hit by super cyclonic storm Kyarr in October 2019; Imran Khan speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020; Asia’s biggest flower market in Lahore; students in Lahore participating in the Global Climate Strike in September 2019.Photos: All From PA Images: STR/Xinhua; Valeriano Di Domenico/World Economic Forum/DPA; Last two both by Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/Sipa Usa.

Country profile: Pakistan

The photos, facts and politics of Pakistan.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020
Photos (clockwise from top left): Mourners with portraits of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej shortly after his death on 13 October 2016; a man standing on the feet of the giant Buddha at Wat In; working in intense heat to harvest salt from the coastal pans at Samut Songkhram; a collection of amulets protects the bicycle of this man in the Dusit district of the capital, Bangkok.Photo: Jeremy Horner/Panos

Country profile: Thailand

The photos, facts and politics of Thailand.

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NI 523 - Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone - January, 2020
Photos, clockwise from top left: a rugby match between an invited World 15 team and Ikaletahi, the Tongan national team, in celebration of King George Tupou V’s coronation in 2006; graffiti on a burnt-out store after the riots in the capital Nuku’alofa in November 2006 – businesses that were foreign-owned or owned by the Tongan elite were targeted by rioters; a portrait of the former prime minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died in September 2019; women and children waiting for transport home after Sunday-morning church in Neiafu, the second-largest town in Tonga, on Vava’u island – the women are wearing black mourning clothes.Photo: Jocelyn Carlin/Panos

Country Profile: Tonga

The facts, figures and politics of Tonga.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top left: a woman working in a greenhouse, fertilizing female plants with male flowers for a company that produces seeds for export to European farmers; Itaga Sasa Masuke, 21, who works at the Kahama goldmine, prepares to go underground without safety equipment; teenagers, including 16-year-old girl Mwanaid Abeid, learning about electrics at the Nzega vocational training centre; a supporter listens to a speech by (soon to be elected) President Magufuli.Photo: SVEN TORFINN/PANOS

Country profile: Tanzania

Facts, figures and photos from Tanzania.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top left: Hurricane Maria destroyed almost everything in its path, as this photo taken on 18 September 2017 shows; fierce concentration in a classroom of St Luke’s primary school in Pointe Michel; a cruiseship towering over the harbour front; selling sweets on the streets of the capital, Roseau.Photos: All by Tim Smith/Panos, except cruiseship by Jean-francois Manuel/Alamy

Country Profile: Dominica

The nature island of the Caribbean.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top left: Children at the Deari elementary school in Keren; portrait of Meriem Mohammed Omer, a former practitioner of female genital mutilation who now advocates against the practice and is proud that all her granddaughters are uncut; Adanesh Gebrehiwo serves lunch to some of the 12 children living in a group home for orphans in Keren; a dry valley in the province of Anseba.Photo: GIACOMO PIROZZI/PANOS

Country profile: Eritrea

Eritrea, an abbreviation of Red Sea in Latin (Mare Erythraeum), was carved out of east Africa by the Italians.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top right: Soldiers of the Syrian Democratic Forces opposed to the Assad regime bury a comrade killed in the battle for Raqqa in September 2017; citizens of the capital, Damascus, buying food at the start of Ramadan in May 2018; and a portrait of seven-year-old Lubna, who was born in Syria but is part of the enforced exodus and now lives in a refugee camp in neighbouring Jordan.Photos: Ivor Prickett / Panos; Ammar Safarjalani / Xinhua/ Alamy; Chris De Bode / Save the Children / Panos

Country Profile: Syria

Though the conflict in Syria is often described as a civil war, most of the forces at play are exogenous. Zoe Holman writes.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top left: A butcher plies his trade in Havana beneath the omnipresent image of Che Guevara; a woman who charges tourists one US dollar per picture for posing with her outsize cigars; classic American cars are a commonplace sight on the capital’s streets but less familiar are initiates of Santeria (an Afro-Caribbean syncretic religion), who must wear white for a year and cannot be on the street after six o’clock in the evening.Photos: Kris Pannecoucke / Panos

Country profile: Cuba

Matt Norman reviews the Latin American island nation.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Photos, clockwise from top left: A woman transports containers of raw latex on a motocycle in a rubber plantation in Kon Tum; preparing fishing nets on Vung Tau beach; spinning in a silk factory in Dalat; counting banknotes at a fruit market in Ho Chi Minh City.Photos: PASCAL DELOCHE/PANOS

Country Profile: Vietnam

The Vietnam of yesteryear that many Westerners use as a reference point for the nation is long outdated, writes Bennett Murray.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Photos, clockwise from top left: Adham playing on the rooftops in the capital, Amman; mother and children at the Zaatari Camp for refugees from Syria; queuing up for school, also in the Zaatari Camp; a roadside market for fruit and vegetables in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.Photos: Chris de Bode; Abbie Trayler-Smith x2; Ivor Prickett.

Country Profile: Jordan

Jordan is nominally a constitutional monarchy with regular national and local elections. However, the façade of democracy is thin. Zoe Holman profiles the country.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Clockwise from top left: Students at the University of Botswana in the capital, Gaborone; Nthompe Rosinah Mothata selling her snacks in Gaborone’s bus station; looking out over the main pit of the Jwaneng mine in the Kalahari – the richest diamond mine in the world; and the Three Dikgosi (Chiefs) Monument depicting the leaders of the Bangwato, Bakwena and Bangwaketse ethnic groups – a set of bronze figures cast by a North Korean company and located in Gaborone’s Central Business District.All photos by Marc Shoul / Panos Pictures.

Country Profile: Botswana

Wame Molefhe profiles Botswana, where prosperity has morphed into corruption and inequality. But will the country’s future see it regain the sparkle its diamonds offer to the rich?

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Clockwise from top left: At work on a fruit stall in the Zapote farmers' market, a popular weekly event in the capital, San José; early-morning haze over the country's central valley – mountains clad with rainforest rich in biodiversity rise on both sides; chef Suhel del Socorrolopez takes lunch orders in San José’s central market; flaunting it to merengue and salsa music at the Meylin Dancehall; and street art in the Carmen neighbourhood, with the capital's distinctive red taxis in the foreground.Photos: Ben Roberts / Panos Pictures.

Country Profile: Costa Rica

Gustavo Fuchs takes a look at this country, nicknamed the ‘Central American Switzerland’.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
A caring economy November, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
The fight for clean air May, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
Borders - Freedom to move, for everyone January, 2020
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
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