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What are the achievements of the ECOWAS?

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES Promotion of Trade: One of the achievements of ECOWAS is that it has promoted intra-West African trade among member countries. This has contributed to economic growth in the sub-region .Roads Projects: Another achievement of ECOWAS is the improvement of the road network in the sub-region. One major road project …

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WHAT ARE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS?

The Commonwealth was traditionally made up of Britain and her former colonies but today there are members of the commonwealth, like Rwanda and Mozambique, who were not former colonies of Britain. In its current form the Commonwealth can be described as an association of independent countries who have freely come together to cooperate among each other for the benefit …

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS?

BENEFITS DERIVED FROM THE COMMONWEALTH BY MEMBER COUNTRIES Employment opportunity: Many qualified citizens of member countries have found employment with theCommonwealth of Nations after scaling through the required qualification process.  This has put food on their tables and some of the monies earned have been repatriated to their countries of origin.  Promotes education: Some member states have consistently offered …

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WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS?

THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS The Commonwealth was traditionally made up of Britain and her formercolonies but today there are members of the commonwealth, like Rwanda and Mozambique, who were not formercolonies of Britain. In its current form the Commonwealth can be described as an association of independent countries who have freely come together to cooperate among each other for the benefit of their citizens. FEATURES OF …

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WHAT ARE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION?

THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATIONS The United Nations Organization was established after the Second World War. This was at a meeting of fifty countries in San Francisco, USA in June 1945. Objectives and Aims of the United Nations 1. To promote world peace. 2. To promote friendly relations among nations. 3. To solve international economic, cultural and humanitarian problems. …

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WHAT WERE THE MAIN POLITICAL EVENTS IN THE GOLD COAST BETWEEN 1951 AND 1957?

THE MAIN POLITICAL EVENTS IN THE GOLD COAST BETWEEN 1951 AND 1957 The independence of Ghana did not just come from the skies. There were a lot of events in the years leading to the 6th March, 1957declaration of independence by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Some of these events are discussed below. The general elections of 1951: The first …

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WHY DID THE POLL TAX ORDINANCE OF 1852 IN THE GOLD COAST FAIL?

REASONS FOR THE FAILURE OF THE GOLD COAST POLL TAX OF 1852 In a bid to raise funds for the provision of social amenities for the people of the Southern States of the Gold Coast, the Poll Tax Ordinance of 1852 was passed by the British colonialauthorities. According to the terms of the Ordinance, every adult citizen was to …

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WHAT STEPS WERE TAKEN BY THE BRITISH TO ESTABLISH POLITICAL CONTROL OVER THE GOLD COAST?

STEPS TAKEN BY THE BRITISH TO ESTABLISH POLITICAL CONTROL OVER THE GOLD COAST The late 19th century saw an increased interest in Africa by Europe. The British turned their attention toward what was then called the Gold Coast. In order to establish their control over the territory, they did not use a one-size-fits-all approach. They used different methods as the …

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WHAT WERE THE REASONS FOR THE PARTITIONING OF AFRICA?

THE REASONS FOR THE PARTITIONING OF AFRICA Prior to the 1870s, the European power-house was never interested in Africa as a colony. The hands of the British were full with activities of colonization in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The Germans, the Italians and the Belgians did not even consider it as issue. Interest in Africa …

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