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United African Hegemony
Shirikisho la Umoja wa Afrika
Flag of the United African Hegemony
Emblem of the United African Hegemony of East Africa
Flag Emblem of the United African Hegemony
Motto: Peace, Equality, Secularism
Location of the United African Hegemony in Africa
Location of the United African Hegemony in Africa
Capital Arusha
Largest city Nairobi
Government Representative Democracy
• President
Juma Mwapachu
Establishment
• East African Community Founded
2000
• Established
2010
Area
• Total
1,817,945 km2 (701,912 sq mi)
Population
• 2009 estimate
131,862,000
GDP (PPP) 2009 estimate
• Total
$149 billion
• Per capita
$1,200
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
• Total
$61 billion
• Per capita
$488
Gini .326
low
HDI (2009) 0.515
low
Currency Afro (UAA)
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3:00)
Internet TLD .uh

The United African Hegemony is the political union of the member nations of the East African Community, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. It is a constitutional republic, with its capital at Arusha.

History[]

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have had a history of co-operation dating back to the early 20th century, including the customs union between Kenya and Uganda in 1917, which the then Tanganyika joined in 1927, the East African High Commission (1948–1961), the East African Common Services Organisation (1961–1967) and the East African Community (1967–1977).[1]

Inter-territorial co-operation between the Kenya Colony, the Uganda Protectorate and the |Tanganyika Territory was first formalised in 1948 by the East African High Commission. This provided a customs union, a common external tariff, currency and postage; and also dealt with common services in transport and communications, research and education. Following independence, these integrated activities were reconstituted and the High Commission was replaced by the East African Common Services Organisation, which many observers thought would lead to a political federation between the three territories. The new organisation ran into difficulties because of the lack of joint planning and fiscal policy, separate political policies and Kenya's dominant economic position. In 1967 the East African Common Services Organisation was superseded by the East African Community. This body aimed to strengthen the ties between the members through a common market, a common customs tariff and a range of public services so as to achieve balanced economic growth within the region.[2]

A customs union was signed in March 2004 which commenced on January 1, 2005; Kenya, the region's largest exporter, continued to pay duties on goods entering the other four countries on a declining scale until 2010. A common system of tariffs was applied to goods imported from third-party countries. On June 28, 2010, the countries formed a complete federation, with the Community government as the new national government. The former member countries became states of the new nation.

Government and Politics[]

Levels of Governance[]

The United African Hegemony consists of three basic levels of government: the tribal, state, and federal. At the tribal level, individual chiefs take polls of the desired legislative move sought by the tribesmen. He then enters the results into an internet-based voting wiki, where the results are tallied up. These results are then fed to representatives in congress who vote accordingly.

The state legislature and the federal legislature both operate on this principle of Digital Democracy. The point is so that the individual tribal interests don't clash as much and obscure the process of legislation.

Administrative Divisions[]

The United African Hegemony is divided into six chief post-national divisions now called states. They are Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, and the Arusha Capital Territory.

Footnotes[]

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