Country profile: Cameroon

The central African country's long sleep continues, says Ben Shepherd, but the clock is ticking.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Country profile: Djibouti

David Styan on life in continental Africa's least-populated state.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016
Top left: A view of the capital, Pyongyang, showing schoolchildren practising for the National Day parade in Kim Il-Sung Square, with the Juche Tower and a large new LCD screen in the distance.  Top right: A woman from a rural workgroup just north of Pyongyang. Bottom right: Performing for foreign visitors in a rural kindergarten. Bottom left: A typical propaganda image – most North Koreans retain the sense that their leaders are admired abroad as well as at home.Photos by Christian Petersen-Clausen.

Country profile: North Korea

Aidan Foster-Carter looks beyond the clichés of the secretive state.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Clockwise from top left: Gang leader Carlos Tiberio Valladares mirrored in his prison cell in Ciudad Barrios. At the time photographed, while the truce (see opposite) was still in operation, this prison was not only reserved for members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang but was even run by them without guards. As the photo top right shows, 70 inmates live in cells designed for 20, with beds hanging from the ceiling due to the lack of floor space.  The photo bottom left shows police in the capital, San Salvador, searching members of the rival Barrio 18 gang. Bottom right: Valeria Michel Hercules is supported by friends on the way to the funeral of her stillborn child in the Las Victorias district of San Salvador.Photos by Adam Hinton/Panos Pictures

Country profile: El Salvador

Louisa Reynolds on a country of great inequality still struggling with a legacy of civil war.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Top left and bottom right: Girl washing clothes and boy waiting for porting work at Segou, on the Niger River. Centre right and bottom middle: Concertgoers and a dancer in Timbuktu. Top right: Looking north across the old bridge across the Niger in the capital, Bamako. Bottom left: Camel riders at the Festival in the Desert held at Tin Essako in the northeast.Photos: Andy Morgan

Country profile: Mali

Mali was once renowned amongst African nations for its calm, its culture and its welcome.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Clockwise from top left: A container ship navigates Miraflores Lock, the first of three locks on the Panama Canal. A woman looks out from a doorway in Panama City’s old quarter, Casco Viejo. A worker at the Cigarros Joyas de Panama factory in La Pintada rolls a cigar. Wooden houses along the seashore of the island of Bocas del Toro. Fishers board their boats in Panama City’s harbour; the city skyline is visible in the background.Photos by Stefan Boness / Panos.

Country profile: Panama

Despite the recent boom, the country is still one of glaring inequalities, writes Louisa Reynolds.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015
Clockwise from top left: Burmese schoolchildren enjoy a visit to a temple complex in Mrauk U, Rakhine State; night traffic races around the golden Sule Paya in downtown Ragoon, increasingly dwarfed by new buildings; a Naga woman stands in front of her home in San Ton Village, Nagaland; a woman prays at a temple in Mrauk U, Rakhine State (recently the site of violent ethnic clashes); dusk falls at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most important Buddhist sites in Burma.Photos by CEJ Simons Photography.

Country profile: Burma

Facts, figures, photos and a short history of Burma.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Marina, nine months pregnant with her third child, is on her way home from tending her crops near the village of Yapleu in the west of the country.Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Pictures

Country profile: Côte D'Ivoire

Tom Sykes considers a west African country full of contradictions.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Country Profile: Malawi

Richard Carver's insights into a country struggling with poverty, floods and corruption.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Country profile: Dominican Republic

Tourist impressions of the country can be deeply misleading, says Russell White.

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NI 479 - Democracy in the digital era - January, 2015

Country profile: Chad

Facts, figures and photos from Chad.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Clockwise from top left. A boy releases his racing pigeons from the high walls above the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir; a young shepherd tending his flock near the Iraqi border; a shop on the outskirts of Istanbul selling clothes bearing the logo of ISIS/Islamic State; a passionate moment during the filming of a popular TV drama, with the Bosphorus Bridge illuminated in the background; a demonstrator poses in front of a burning barricade built to stop police reaching Taksim Square during the anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul in 2013.Photos by Guy Martin / Panos Pictures

Country profile: Turkey

Samantha North assesses a country with a volatile mix of cultural, religious and political influences.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Country profile: Mexico

Facts, figures and photos from Mexico.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

Country profile: Mauritania

Facts, figures and photos from Mauritania.

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NI 475 - Gold trouble - September, 2014

Country profile: Israel

Facts, figures and images from Israel.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Top: people in a makeshift camp in Chocó province seeking to return to land controlled by paramilitary-linked businesses; a street scene in Silvia, near Popayan, in the south, where there is a higher proportion of indigenous people. Middle: the capital, Bogotá, is famous for its graffiti;  but the smog-bound vista on the right shows its high-rise centre and how it sprawls. Bottom: tourism potential on the Caribbean coast; a quiet moment in Chocó province; ‘safe journey’ is the message from the army, which has made the roads secure but at a cost to human rights.All photos by Jonathan Glennie.

Country Profile: Colombia

The facts, figures, flag and photos from Colombia.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Democracy in the digital era January, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Feminism fights back July, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
Organ trafficking May, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
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