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Nepal's government is a federal democratic republic. This newest form of government replaces the previous monarchy, which Parliament voted to remove in 2007.

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  • Who is the president of Belize?

    Q: Who is the president of Belize?

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    The presidential role in the country of Belize belongs to the Prime Minister, Dean O. Barrow. Mr. Barrow was sworn into office on February 8th, 2008 as a result of a landslide general election victory in Belize's sixth post-independence election

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  • Who are Israel's allies?

    Q: Who are Israel's allies?

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    As of 2014, Israel's closest diplomatic relations are with the United States. The country has diplomatic ties with 157 other countries including Egypt, Jordan and much of the European Union.

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  • Why is Ghana a less economically developed country?

    Q: Why is Ghana a less economically developed country?

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    InterNations claims that various factors impede Ghana's economic development, including insufficient infrastructure, a weak educational system, high levels of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and a disproportionate growth rate of jobs compared to population growth. Although Ghana has made significant economic improvement, even being classified as a lower-middle income country in 2010, there is still widespread poverty and unemployment. This economic stagnation stands in contrast with Ghana's vast natural resources.

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  • What is Nelson Mandela doing now?

    Q: What is Nelson Mandela doing now?

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    Nelson Mandela, the activist who spent many years in prison before becoming the first black South African president, died on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. He is credited with helping to end apartheid in South Africa.

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  • What kind of government does the Philippines have?

    Q: What kind of government does the Philippines have?

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    The Philippines is a democratic republic with an executive, legislative and judicial branch. The elected president serves as both the head of state and the head of government. The legislative branch has two bodies; the upper chamber is the Senate and the lower chamber is the House of Representatives.

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  • Who is the current leader of Egypt?

    Q: Who is the current leader of Egypt?

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    As of April 2014, the President of Egypt is Adly Mansour, who is acting as the interim leader until the government drafts a new constitution and organizes the next election. A new leader is likely to be elected in 2014.

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  • Why does Bolivia have two capital cities?

    Q: Why does Bolivia have two capital cities?

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    As of 2014, Bolivia has two capital cities, La Paz and Sucre, in order to split up administrative, legislative, and judicial headquarters and duties. The administrative capital is La Paz, and Sucre is the legislative and judicial, or constitutional, headquarters.

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  • Why did Ethiopia and Liberia remain independent?

    Q: Why did Ethiopia and Liberia remain independent?

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    Neither Ethiopia nor Liberia remained completely independent. In 1936, Italy invaded Ethiopia and held it for five years as a colony. From its founding in 1820 until 1847, Liberia was governed as a colony by the American Colonization Society.

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  • What are current United States protectorates?

    Q: What are current United States protectorates?

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    Protectorates, officially called "insular areas of the United States," are jurisdictions administered by the United States that aren't part of a state or a federal district. Freely associated states administered by the United States include the Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Palau and others.

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  • Why does the Queen face one way on stamps and the other on coins?

    Q: Why does the Queen face one way on stamps and the other on coins?

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    Queen Elizabeth II's likeness faces to the right on coins and to the left on stamps due to traditions within the Royal Mint and Royal Mail. Ever since the reign of Charles II, portraits of British monarchs on coinage alternate the direction they face based upon their immediate predecessors. The Royal Mail always shows monarchs facing to the left on standard postage stamps.

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  • Why is Belarus called White Russia?

    Q: Why is Belarus called White Russia?

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    Belarus was long referred to as White Russia because the name "Belarus" translates directly as "White Rus." "Rus" is an antiquated term for pre-modern Russia. In English, the term "White Russia" is considered archaic and is no longer in use. However, many other languages continue to use a direct translation of "White Russia" to reference Belarus.

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  • Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?

    Q: Where did Nelson Mandela grow up?

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    Nelson Mandela grew up in his mother's household in the village of Qunu. Qunu is located about 20 miles south of Mvezo where Mandela was born in 1918.

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  • What type of government does Venezuela have?

    Q: What type of government does Venezuela have?

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    Venezuela has a federal republic style of government. It is under a constitution and has an elected president who serves as both head of government and head of state. The nation has a 167-seat unicameral National Assembly. There are 23 states, 11 federally controlled island groups and a government district that includes parts of Caracas.

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  • What kind of government does Nepal have?

    Q: What kind of government does Nepal have?

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    Nepal's government is a federal democratic republic. This newest form of government replaces the previous monarchy, which Parliament voted to remove in 2007.

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  • What are the rights of the Filipino children?

    Q: What are the rights of the Filipino children?

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    The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, signed and ratified by the Philippines, states that children have inherent human rights and violating them is internationally illegal. These include the rights to life and development, physical and mental protection, non-discrimination and health. Children are also entitled to the rights to have an identity, get an education, remain free of exploitation and to be raised by a loving family.

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  • Can I travel abroad if I have a criminal record?

    Q: Can I travel abroad if I have a criminal record?

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    The ability to travel abroad depends on the nature of the offense and the country to which the person is travelling, according to USA Today. Countries individually create standards for entry. A person currently on probation who has travel restrictions is unable to go abroad.

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  • What is Prince William's last name?

    Q: What is Prince William's last name?

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    Prince William's last name is Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal family, typically, does not need to use a last name. However, this last name is used by direct descendants of Queen Elizabeth II, when they have an occasion to need one, such as upon marriage into the family.

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  • What is Sheikh Mansour's net worth?

    Q: What is Sheikh Mansour's net worth?

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    Sheikh Mansour, owner of the Manchester City Football Club, is reported to be one of the wealthiest men in football with a net worth of about 20 billion pounds. He topped the 2011 and 2010 lists of the FourFourTwo "Rich List" of wealthy football owners.

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  • What kind of government does Russia have?

    Q: What kind of government does Russia have?

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    Russia is a federation with a prime minister and a president as head of state. The legislature is a bicameral body that includes the State Duma and the Federal Assembly. The judicial branch includes Supreme Arbitration, Supreme and Constitutional bodies.

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  • Who is the current chairman of ECOWAS?

    Q: Who is the current chairman of ECOWAS?

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    As of September 2014, John Dramanl Mahama of Ghana is the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS. He was elected to the position in March 2014, succeeding Alassane Ouattara of the Ivory Coast.

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  • What type of economic system does Nigeria have?

    Q: What type of economic system does Nigeria have?

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    Nigeria operates a mixed economic system that is a blend of socialism and capitalism. The various private freedoms are still government regulated and are included in centralized economic planning.

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