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World Country Facts:

  1. Burma Category: Introduction - Background: Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth was attained in 1948. Gen. NE WIN dominated the government from 1962 to 1988, first as military ruler, then as self-appointed president, and later as political kingpin. Despite multiparty legislative elections in 1990 that resulted in the main opposition party - the National League for Democracy (NLD) - winning a landslide victory, the ruling junta refused to hand over power. NLD leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who was under house arrest from 1989 to 1995 and 2000 to 2002, was imprisoned in May 2003 and subsequently transferred to house arrest. After Burma's ruling junta in August 2007 unexpectedly increased fuel prices, tens of thousands of Burmese marched in protest, led by prodemocracy activists and Buddhist monks. In late September 2007, the government brutally suppressed the protests, killing at least 13 people and arresting thousands for participating in the demonstrations. Since then, the regime has continued to raid homes and monasteries and arrest persons suspected of participating in the pro-democracy protests. The junta appointed Labor Minister AUNG KYI in October 2007 as liaison to AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who remains under house arrest and virtually incommunicado with her party and supporters.

  2. Kenya Category: Government - Judicial branch: Court of Appeal (chief justice is appointed by the president); High Court

  3. South Africa Category: Economy - Oil - proved reserves (bbl): 15 million bbl (1 January 2008 estimate)

  4. Mali Category: Transportation - Ports and terminals: Koulikoro

  5. New Caledonia Category: Communications - Internet country code: .nc

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Guinea Facts Info Stuff (GN):

Guinea Latitude Facts: 10.055 and Guinea Longitude Facts: -12.2833333333333

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  5. Saint Pierre and Miquelon Category: Economy - Natural gas - production (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

Guinea Regions are: Boke Conakry Dinguiraye Labe Lola

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook