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The Country With The World's Worst Inequality Is ...

The World Bank looked at economic data from around the globe to see where the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest.
Source: Hilary Fung

More than two decades after South Africa ousted a racist apartheid system that trapped the vast majority of South Africans in poverty, more than half the country still lives below the national poverty line and most of the nation's wealth remains in the hands of a small elite.

"The country was very unequal in 1994 [at the end of apartheid] and now 25 years later South Africa is the most unequal country in the world," says Victor Sulla, a senior economist for the World Bank in charge of southern Africa. "There is no country that we

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