Features: Cold Turkey

{loadposition Country_Skyscraper_Left} GENERAL INFORMATION Time Zone Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghan, Afghans Total Area 2,381,741 (2006) km² Capital Algiers (2009) Currency Algerian dinars (DZD) (2009) Government type republic (2009) Languages Albania, Albanian, Tirana, Albanians Religions Africa Total population 35.44 million(2009 forecast) Urban ...

GCC Report: Shifting Gears

REGIONAL REPORT: GCC / COUNTRY PROFILE: QATAR   Qatar has plenty of gas for the long drive to becoming a knowledge-based economy.     Doha's constantly changing skyline illustrates Qatar's rapid growth.   Qatar has the world’s third-largest reserves of ...

Newsmakers : Paraguay Joins The Leftist Club

PARAGUAY     Lugo: Promising to improve Paraguay's international standing. Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, is the newest member of Latin America’s growing list of left-wing leaders. He faces serious challenges in a country that, until his ...

Editor's Letter: Unsustainable development

In our cover story this month we investigate the surge in investment pouring into Africa. Resource-poor, cash-rich nations such as India and China are seemingly leaving no stones unturned in their rush to secure supplies...

Newsmakers : In The Hot Seat

ARGENTINA   Fernandez: His appointment unsettled financial markets. As he slips into the seat occupied by four others in less than a year, Argentina’s new economy minister, Carlos Fernandez, faces the unenviable task of restoring confidence in his government’s economic ...

Features: Troubled Giant

COUNTRY REPORT / NIGERIA Despite vast hydrocarbon reserves and a government committed to economic diversification, Nigeria still faces tremendous problems. A resurgence in its banking sector may help accelerate future progress.   Oil is Nigeria’s lifeline, accounting for some 80% ...