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bare life

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

Djibouti

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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931 words
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...estimate for 2035: 1.19 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 64.0 (F), 60.7 (M) Capital city: Djibouti, 529,000 Currency: Djiboutian franc Major exports: charcoal, sheep, goats, animal hides, coffee GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $3,343 Human Development Index rank: 172 out of 188 Gender Equality Index rank: n/a Environmental Performance Indicator rank: 164 out of 180 The country Though there are mountains in the north of this small country, most of Djibouti consists of a bare arid plateau—one of the world’s hottest...

Niger

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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2016
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Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,328 words
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...governance have been interspersed with bouts of military rule. There have also been armed rebellions by the Tuareg who, with the support of Libya, its northern neighbour, have at times pressed for independence though they signed a ceasefire in 1995 . In 1996 , Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara seized power and arrested both the president and the prime minister and banned political activity. Later that year he did, however, introduce a new constitution that put power much more firmly in the hands of the president. Unsurprisingly, Maïnassara presented himself...

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