There is a middle school associated with my church (home schooled kids who meet together a few times a week), and recently the woman who teaches it was asking if I knew of any place to get good country-profile information. Their class is helping a non-profit in with a project in Kenya, but she didn't have any good resources for them about what it was like in Kenya, or compared to other countries in Africa. I know of several great ones!
I sent them to her, and thought I'd offer it to the WFMW crowd...hopefully it can be helpful in learning geography and about life in other parts of the world.
- The Library of Congress has a number of great country profiles that are really long - Kenya's was 22 pages long! They seem to include a bit more history than others.
- The CIA World Fact Book has tons of information about every country. They also include maps.
- The UN site also has very useful information; I especially think they have great, detailed maps.