Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Failed States Index
The failed states index is out from the people over at Foreign Policy and here are some of the results (hope the link works). 11 0f the top 20 were in Africa:
1). Ivory Coast, West Africa: This is the country I lived in for two years in the 90's and it was actually one of the most developed African countries at the time (although it was still quite under-developed and oppressive). However, it now has obviously deteriorated since. Being a neighbor to Liberia is part of it as well. I was surprised though that it took top billing over Sudan and Iraq.
2). Dem. Republic of Congo
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