Monthly Archive: May 2021

Iraq Society

Traffic jam in Baghdad Iraq

Estimated GDP: 234.1 billion USD (World Bank 2020) Income per capita: 5841 USD (World Bank 2020) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 120 out of 189 (UNDP 2018) Proportion of poverty: 22.5% (World Bank 2020) Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): 29.5…
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Iraq Social Structure

Iraq Social Structure

Social overview Despite the economic difficulties and the lack of security, Iraq has a very young and growing population. According to Statistica’s collection of statistics on the age structure, 58.7% of Iraqis are younger than 24. A good third of…
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Iraq Culture and Religion

Iraq Mosque, Najaf

Iraqi society is on the move – sometimes in very different directions. How well and how long the bond can withstand this is a test for the future. Alphabetized adults: 86% (estimated, World Bank 2017) Religions: Islam: 97%, Christianity <2%…
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Train passes Australia

Train passes Australia

There are three really recommendable train passes for Australia that can be very convenient depending on your needs and travel route. They guarantee a very high level of flexibility, as you can always decide at short notice where the journey should take you. Thus it is possible to…
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Iraq Education

Child in Baghdad Iraq

Formerly celebrated as the regional beacon of literacy and academization, Iraq has seen a rising illiteracy rate for several years. UNESCO estimates that around 22% of adults have never gone to school. The trend continues, with more than 90% of…
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Travel to Peru

Amazonas Peru

Go on holiday in Peru and experience the ancient Inca Empire where culture and nature go hand in hand Peru is not without reason called the land of contrasts, for Peru has something for everyone. Discover Cuzco and the Sacred…
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Iraq Foreign Policy

Sports for Development in Northern Iraq

Foreign policy According to payhelpcenter, Iraq maintains diplomatic relations with all of its neighbors. After a phase of diplomatic stagnation, relations with Turkey and Saudi Arabia are stabilizing. Saudi Arabia has had an ambassador in Baghdad again since 2016. International…
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Liberia Overview

Corrugated iron house by the sea

Liberia is Africa’s oldest republic. Today, the country is best known for the two long and brutal civil wars, with short interruptions from 1989 to 2003, and for the President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who was elected in 2005 and the first…
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Iraq Economic Overview

Iraqi Dinar

The economic situation at a glance The economic development in Iraq is difficult. Politically and in terms of security, the prognoses are worse than ever. In addition, since spring 2020 there have been restrictions imposed by the country due to…
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Iraq Domestic Politics

Iraq President Barham Salih

Iraqi domestic politics is still dominated by the following thematic blocks: security, reconstruction and basic services, the fight against corruption and resource allocation. As different as the topics seem, they are systemically linked. After the victory against the so-called Islamic…
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Iraq Government Structure

Mustafa Al-Kazemi - Iraqi Prime Minister

State structure and constitution Under the 2005 Constitution, Iraq is a democratic, federal and parliamentary republic. The national parliament has 329 seats for the first time since May 2018. 9 seats are given to minorities. At 25%, the proportion of…
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Iraq Recent History II

Mongols besieged Baghdad in 1258

In the early years of the occupation, evidence of abuse in Abu Ghraib prison came to light. American soldiers were visible in it, how they torture and humiliate Iraqi prisoners. Numerous media and popular protests follow. In court cases, some…
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Iraq Recent History I

Minaret of the Great Mosque in Samarra

Independence and Rise of the Ba’ath Party In 1948, the British-Iraqi alliance was renewed in the Treaty of Portsmouth. But in 1958 there was a revolution of the “free officers”, King Faisal II and other members of the royal family…
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Iraq Early History

Ishtar Gate Pergamon Museum Berlin

Mesopotamia Mesopotamia is considered the cradle of numerous cultures. Archaeological finds from Mesopotamia are dated to the 11th millennium BC. dated. First languages and scripts develop in the 4th millennium BC. Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian cities and empires are…
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Iraq Geography

Location of Iraq

Iraq is not getting out of the headlines. But these alone do not do justice to the country, in all its diversity and dynamism. Because Iraq has a lot more to offer. This portal would like to give a few…
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Liberia Gender Relations

International Women's Day in Sinoe

Proportion of literate adults: 48.3% (2017, estimated) Major religions: Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2% Urban population: 51.6% (2019) Life expectancy (female / male): 64/62 years (2018) Gender Inequality Index: Rank 155 of 162 (2018) Number of births: 4.3 / woman (2019)…
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Living in Liberia

Internet access in Liberia

Everyday life & practical information Everyday life in Monrovia and the rural areas or small towns of Liberia is very different. The capital is often noisy with very heavy traffic, while the countryside and the smaller cities are relatively quiet….
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Travel to Liberia

Kekehs and cars in Monrovia

Entry and residence requirements With the exception of citizens of the ECOWAS countries, all travelers to Liberia need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a visa. The visa for German citizens is usually issued without…
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Liberia Culture

Church in Monrovia

Traditional culture History, religion and ethnicity play an important role in Liberia’s cultural life. The country’s extremely heterogeneous society has produced very different forms of cultural expression. The cultural values of the Americo-Liberian minority with their strong roots in the…
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German Organizations in Liberia

German Organizations in Liberia

According to estatelearning, Liberia is not a classic partner country of German development cooperation. However, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports financial and technical cooperation projects from the regional program ” Fragile States of West Africa…
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Nis, Serbia

Nis, Serbia

Once you have chosen to go on holiday and tourist in Nis, this will be a city in Serbia located in the southern part of the country. This will be the third largest city in Serbia, with a population of…
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Liberia Mining

The search for diamonds in Liberia

The mining sector was largely responsible for Liberian economic growth from the 1960’s until the beginning of the war. The mining of iron ore was the most important branch of the mining industry, its exports made up 60 percent of…
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Liberia Agriculture

Liberia Palm wine harvest

Subsistence farming A substantial part of the Liberian population works in agriculture, especially women, who make up the majority of the workforce in this sector. A large proportion of agricultural production is used for food self-sufficiency. Nevertheless, a high proportion…
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Liberia Economy

Commercial street in the center of Monrovia

Estimated GDP: $ 3.2 billion (2018, IMF) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): $ 1,326 per year (2018, IMF, estimated) Human Development Rank (HDI): Rank 176 (out of 189), 2019 Proportion of poverty (less than $ 1.90 per day): 68.6%…
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