Archive for April, 2009

Forgotten World (169): Senegal

April 2nd, 2009 by Roger Darlington

The west African state of Senegal – a country of 13 million which surrounds The Gambia – has been held up as one of Africa’s model democracies. It has an established multi-party system and a tradition of civilian rule and, although poverty is widespread and unemployment is high, one of the region’s more stable economies. […]

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Forgotten World (168): Croatia

April 1st, 2009 by Roger Darlington

Croatia, with a population of less than 5 million (mostly Catholics), is one of the new, small countries to emerge from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. It entered the new millennium recovering from a decade of authoritarian nationalism under President Franjo Tudjman and bitter war, but it has now joined the World Trade Organisation […]

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