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Transcript of Mali

Current Government and Economics
It is a republic and the capitol is Bamako
In their executive branch there is a President, a Prime Minister, and a Council of Ministers
Their civil law system is based off of France's civil law model and influenced by customary law

Among the 25 poorest countries in the world
Export gold, cotton, and livestock to China, Malaysia, and other countries.
Their public debt is 30.5% of their GDP
Important Cultural Information
They enjoy nsaamè or riz au gras, jinjinbere, and dabileni for ceremonies such as weddings
There are three types of weddings and they are traditional, civil, or religious
Religions: 80% Muslims, 1% Christianity, 19% other
Many celebrate Ramadam which followed by selijinin for the Prophet Mohammad's baptism.
September 22nd is the country's Independence Day
History and Physical Geography
Originally named the Sudanese Republic
They got their independence from France in 1960
It was once a great empire in the 14th century

They are located in West Africa, near Algeria, Niger, and Mauritania
Slightly less than twice the size of Texas
They have no coastline because they are landlocked
A large portion of their land is desert
Current Population and Population Pyramid
The current population is approximately 16,455,902 people
Impacts of Current Population/Push and Pull Factors
Push Factors
Bad Weather Conditions
Unhealthy Environment
First Recorded Ebola Case
Pull Factors (for the United States)
Freedom to Choose
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Mali Demographics Profile 2014. (2014, August 23). Retrieved October 27, 2014, from http://www.indexmundi.com/mali/demographics_profile.html
Countries and Their Cultures. (2014, January 1). Retrieved October 27, 2014, from http://www.everyculture.com/Ja-Ma/Mali.html
The World Factbook. (2014, January 1). Retrieved October 27, 2014, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ml.html
An Introduction to Mali. (2005, January 1). Retrieved October 27, 2014, from http://www.geographia.com/mali/

Keteku, N. (n.d.). Africa's Push-Pull Factors - or Is It Pull-Push. Retrieved October 27, 2014, from http://www.ael.gradschools.org/files/nancy-ketelu-presentation_100118.htm
Future Expectations
Long and Short Term Changes
There is not much that can help
The land shows no sign of improvement
The healthcare does seem to be improving
The economy might only get better with new people in government
Short Term
People will still try and leave
Long Term
The economy is not going be good
The population is getting larger, so that could mean good things for the work force
Pop. Growth Rate : 3%
Birth Rate: 45.53 births/1000 population
Death Rate: 13.22 deaths/1000 population
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