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Names of 37 Unicameral National Legislatures

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hello, let’s have a comprehensive list of the country-specific names of national legislatures across the world. This post is just one more evidence that CegastAcademy.com is truly a platform for total lifelong learning. It is not enough to gather adequate knowledge or information regarding your immediate environment. You also need to know what goes on …

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Definition of Economics Explained

Reading Time: 2 minutes ECONOMICS   DEFINITION: Economics is a science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.   ENDS/WANTS   MEANING: Ends are wants or desires that individual consumers, firms or businesses and government are constantly using their scarce resources to satisfy. They are in the form of goods …

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8 Practical Ways to Increase Agricultural Output in Developing Countries

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is entirely possible to increase agricultural output in developing countries. Many developing countries, including those in West Africa and the rest of the continent record poor agricultural output every year. This is in spite of the fact that most of these countries boast of the best natural resources suitable for agricultural production in the …

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Distinguish Between Foreign Aid and Foreign Investment

Reading Time: 1 minute Foreign Aid Foreign Aid is the assistance (in the form of resources or commodities such as foreign currency, equipment, technical skills, food, relief items etc.) mostly given by rich countries (Britain, the USA, Germany, Japan etc.) or international organizations and financial institutions (the World Bank, the I.M.F., Peace Corps, specialized agencies of the UN etc.) …

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Top 5 Types of Economic Cooperation Explained in Simple Terms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you want to know the basic features that make one form of international economic cooperation different from the others? Maybe you are not familiar with the names of  the various types of international Economic cooperation. We are talking here about forms of international economic cooperation or integration like Free Trade Area, Customs Union, A …

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Top 7 Characteristics and Beliefs of the Pharisees

Reading Time: 1 minute   You cannot fail to feel the presence of this group in the narrative of the life and work of Jesus as recorded in the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. So who were the Pharisees and what did they stand for? In this very brief post, I present to you the main things you …

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The Reasons for Military Intervention in Politics in West Africa

Reading Time: 1 minute This is a bullet-point tutorial on the reasons for military intervention in politics in West African countries. You can now have a summarized version of the factors responsible for military intervention in politics in West Africa. 1. Maladministration and economic mismanagement by civilian governments. 2. The desire on the part of civilian governments to stay …

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