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  1. Barbados Category: Geography - Natural hazards: infrequent hurricanes; periodic landslides

  2. Argentina Category: Government - Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Corte Suprema (the nine Supreme Court judges are appointed by the president with approval of the Senate); note: the Supreme Court currently has two unfilled vacancies, and the Argentine Congress is considering a bill to reduce the number of Supreme Court judges to five

  3. Cambodia Category: Economy - Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m): NA

  4. Niger Category: Economy - Imports - partners (%): France 15.9%, French Polynesia 8.8%, Nigeria 8.6%, Belgium 8.6%, US 6.9%, Cote d'Ivoire 5.6% (2007)

  5. Madagascar Category: People - Nationality: noun: Malagasy (singular and plural); adjective: Malagasy

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  2. Kazakhstan Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): oil and oil products 59%, ferrous metals 19%, chemicals 5%, machinery 3%, grain, wool, meat, coal (2001)

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Mauritania Latitude Facts: 19.49 and Mauritania Longitude Facts: -16.515

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  1. Swaziland Category: Economy - Industries: coal, wood pulp, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles and apparel

  2. Portugal Category: Economy - Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%): 2.9% (2008 estimate)

  3. Denmark Category: Government - Government type: constitutional monarchy

  4. South Africa Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1 (1998)

  5. Taiwan Category: Transportation - Merchant marine: total: 102; by type: bulk carrier 32, cargo 19, chemical tanker 1, container 24, passenger/cargo 3, petroleum tanker 14, refrigerated cargo 7, roll on/roll off 2; foreign-owned: 3 (Canada 2, France 1); registered in other countries: 536 (Bolivia 1, Cambodia 1, Honduras 2, Hong Kong 11, Indonesia 2, Italy 13, Kiribati 5, Liberia 91, Marshall Islands 1, Panama 320, Philippines 1, Sierra Leone 1, Singapore 72, Thailand 1, UK 11, unknown 3) (2008)

Mauritania Regions are: Dakhlet Nouadhibou Trarza

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  1. Luxembourg Category: Government - National holiday: National Day (Birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte) 23 June; note - the actual date of birth was 23 January 1896, but the festivities were shifted by five months to allow observance during a more favorable time of year

  2. Mozambique Category: Economy - Economy - overview: At independence in 1975, Mozambique was one of the world's poorest countries. Socialist mismanagement and a brutal civil war from 1977-92 exacerbated the situation. In 1987, the government embarked on a series of macroeconomic reforms designed to stabilize the economy. These steps, combined with donor assistance and with political stability since the multi-party elections in 1994, have led to dramatic improvements in the country's growth rate. Inflation was reduced to single digits during the late 1990s, and although it returned to double digits in 2000-06, in 2007 inflation had slowed to 8%, while GDP growth reached 7.5%. Fiscal reforms, including the introduction of a value-added tax and reform of the customs service, have improved the government's revenue collection abilities. In spite of these gains, Mozambique remains dependent upon foreign assistance for much of its annual budget, and the majority of the population remains below the poverty line. Subsistence agriculture continues to employ the vast majority of the country's work force. A substantial trade imbalance persists although the opening of the Mozal aluminum smelter, the country's largest foreign investment project to date, has increased export earnings. At the end of 2007, and after years of negotiations, the government took over Portugal's majority share of the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectricity (HCB) company, a dam that was not transferred to Mozambique at independence because of the ensuing civil war and unpaid debts. More power is needed for additional investment projects in titanium extraction and processing and garment manufacturing that could further close the import/export gap. Mozambique's once substantial foreign debt has been reduced through forgiveness and rescheduling under the IMF's Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and Enhanced HIPC initiatives, and is now at a manageable level. In July 2007 the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a Compact with Mozambique; the Mozambican government moved rapidly to ratify the Compact and propose a plan for funding.

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook