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Libya Country Profile 2010-2011

Libya Country Profile 2010-2011

All Libyan children receive free education, and as many as three out of ten inhabitants of the oil-rich country are educated. But education and freedom do not necessarily belong together: it is still dangerous to speak out against Gaddafi. Libya ranks pretty high on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI according to acronym by abbreviationfinder), which measures education, living standards and life expectancy. In 2009, the country ranked 55th, as the best country in Africa. This is not only…

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Guinea

Guinea

Lansama Conte, Guinea’s president for 24 years, died on December 22, 2008. As a country located in western Africa map on digopaul.com, Guinea is still ruled by a military junta, and companies and military from an increasing number of states operate in the country. With the help of foreign mercenaries, President Camara is now preparing his special forces for ethnic warfare, while the conflicts surrounding concession rights to the country’s vast mineral deposits are easing. Mineral extraction has played a…

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Chad

Chad

Increased oil revenues and increased violent opposition to President Deby’s regime go hand in hand in today’s Chad. Chad is one of the world’s poorest countries, but has a fantastic economic progress for a few of its inhabitants. Chad’s revenue is rising so sharply after the country began exporting oil in 2003 that it now has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. This increase is only visible to a small elite. The country scores extremely low on indicators such…

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