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Analysis Of The East African Community Development History (1960s - Present)

Posted on:2010-12-14Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:X J QiuFull Text:PDF
GTID:2206360302965030Subject:World History
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East African countries set up East African Community in order to develop their economic. At first, it includes Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, in June 2007, Burundi and Rwanda join it, so it has five members so far. These five countries are the poorest countries under the United Nations' standard. Except Kenya and Tanzania have access to sea, the other three are all land-locked countries in East Africa. The five members' total area are about 1,850,000 square kilometers, with a total population of 120 million, the GDP near 50 billion U.S. dollars.In fact, in the early period of British colonial rule it was to take shape, in the 1960's, after independence Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda signed a "cooperation of the East African Community Treaty" in June 1967, and began a ten-year cooperation. However, it disintegrated in 1977 due to the subjective and objective reasons. With the 1980's economic structure adjustment and the early 1990's global economic integration and regional development, the three countries also recognize that it necessary to cooperate with neighboring countries in economic and trade. So they begin to prepare for the reconstruction of the East African Community, and signed the "East African Community Treaty" in November 1999. It aimed at strengthening economic, political, cultural, technological, diplomatic and social cooperation in all kinds of fields, the East African Community start a new stage of development.East African Community was designed their own goals according to the development of the global economy, after ten years' development, it has been achieved a good achievement, and becoming one of the fastest regions of the African Regional Co-operations in the economic development.In this thesis the author uses five sections to analyze the development process of the East African Community. The first part is the East African Community before 1977; in this part we expound the reasons for setting up the East African Community, the role and the reasons for the dissolution. The second part is seeking to rebuild the East African Community; the main task is to explore the original problem with the background of the reconstruction of the East African Community. Part III is after the reconstruction of the East African Community, from the three East African Community Development Strategies to set out the implementation of its development achievements and existing problems. Part IV is the monographic study on East African customs union and East African Federation; the two aspects are discussed in more detail to the East African Community Development and achievements. Part V is divided into the East African Community Development and Prospect, the expansion of the East African Community and African integration as well as the development of the relationship between the opportunities and challenges. In the epilogue we reviewed the development process of the East African Community and the future development of a summary exposition.
Keywords/Search Tags:East African Community, East African Community Customs Union, East African Federation, Development Strategy
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