Iraq and Kazakhstan

Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq between 1979 and 2003. Yet years after his death, many others are still called Saddam Hussein - some named after the dictator. Prashant Rao meets some of them, and finds out how the name continues to affect their lives.
The Kazakh government has expressed a desire to change the country's name - to stop being 'one of the stans'. Abdujalil Abdurasulov has been finding out that the state's obsession with image extends far beyond this.

(Photo: Portrait of Kazakh President Nazarbayev greeted by a troupe of global leaders, which hangs in the presidential palace in Astana. Credit: Abdujalil Abdurasulov)

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