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 History of the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth's principled opposition to all forms of racism, and especially apartheid, led to the withdrawal of South Africa in 1961.
For the Commonwealth, apart from the successful birth of Zimbabwe and the continuing struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the 1980s was the decade of Expert Group reports.
Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group visits Nelson Mandela in prison and sets out negotiating concept to end to apartheid in South Africa peacefully
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 My Last Minute College Papers
The most known written document about Western Africa is by the Arab Al Bakri who wrote in 1067 that the monarchies of the land were established way before the Hegira, Prophet Muhammad’s departure from Medina in 622AD (Hargreeves, 17).
Before much of Europe was active or awake from the dark ages, the book "The Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa" argues that Africa, the "dark continent" was very much enlightened in many things such as trade, economics, technology, politics etc…
millennia before the birth of Christ, the people of the Western African region in and around Mali started to settle from their nomadic ways to cultivate and grow crops such as millet and rice, which they still produce to this day.
www.mariamawit.com /mali.html   (1351 words)

  
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African societies with monarchies were deemed more civilized than those without; they approximated the monarchies in the colonial countries, i.e., England, Belgium, Portugal and Spain.
The North- South Divide in Uganda that pits "Nilotic" against "Bantu" is a relic of discredited racial anthropology of European colonialism in Africa.
Since there were no centralized monarchies in Northern Uganda compared to Central and Western Uganda, the Acholi (Nilotic) were deemed less civilized than their Bantu counterparts in the South whose intellectual attributes were more regarded.
www.latrobe.edu.au /african/ARIfile/ARIimageFile/ocholaaddress.html   (1351 words)

  
 Monarchy: Encyclopedia topic
Monarchies are one of the oldest forms of government (government: The organization that is the governing authority of a political unit), with echoes in the leadership (leadership: The activity of leading) of tribal chiefs (tribal chiefs: The head of a tribe or clan).
Elective monarchies (Elective monarchies: an elective monarchy is a monarchy whose reigning king or queen is elected in some form....
Lesotho (Lesotho: A landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/monarchy   (2779 words)

  
 History of the Commonwealth
For the Commonwealth, apart from the successful birth of Zimbabwe and the continuing struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the 1980s was the decade of Expert Group reports.
The Commonwealth's principled opposition to all forms of racism, and especially apartheid, led to the withdrawal of South Africa in 1961.
Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group visits Nelson Mandela in prison and sets out negotiating concept to end to apartheid in South Africa peacefully
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 Zambia - Economic History [ Biz/ed Virtual Developing Country ]
Between 1500 and 1800 many of the peoples of Zambia were organised into chieftaincies and monarchies that developed a network of trading in copper, ivory, rhino horn and slaves.
In its 2003 Human Development Report, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reported that Zambia was the fourth worst performing economy in Africa with a 'growth' rate of -1.7% per capita per year.
Throughout this period Zambia was also providing support to the various Africa freedom fighting movements in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Angola.
www.bized.ac.uk /virtual/dc/back/econ.htm   (1343 words)

  
 Zambia - Economic History [ Biz/ed Virtual Developing Country ]
Between 1500 and 1800 many of the peoples of Zambia were organised into chieftaincies and monarchies that developed a network of trading in copper, ivory, rhino horn and slaves.
Throughout this period Zambia was also providing support to the various Africa freedom fighting movements in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Angola.
Although some economic indicators suggest that sectors of the economy have showed some improvement such as the growth of the non-traditional sectors such as gemstones or floriculture these economic reforms have failed to prevent incomes falling, increased poverty, increased unemployment, increased debt and a growing informal sector.
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African societies with monarchies were deemed more civilized than those without; they approximated the monarchies in the colonial countries, i.e., England, Belgium, Portugal and Spain.
The North- South Divide in Uganda that pits "Nilotic" against "Bantu" is a relic of discredited racial anthropology of European colonialism in Africa.
In colonial Uganda, this translated into the Acholi (and Northerners in general) being stereotyped as a "martial tribe" fit for the military because of their strong physical, tall, and athletic attributes minus their intellectual attributes!
www.latrobe.edu.au /african/ARIfile/ARIimageFile/ocholaaddress.html   (1764 words)

  
 Chad Republic from World Wide Web Find
See live article Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, called Zaire between 1971 and 1997, is a nation in central Africa.
Table of contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 Democratic republics 2 Democratic constitutional monarchies 3 Absolute monarchies 4 Authoritarian republics 5 Military governments 6 Communist states 7 Transitional governments Democratic republics In which a country is governed by an elected head of state and legislature.
However, underlying opposition to the Political Bureau and to the absence of alternative candidates was manifested in an 18 percent abstention rate nationwide that rose to 36 percent of the electorate in Algiers.
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 The Human Venture: The Globe Encompassed, A World History to 1500, Vol II Chapter 35 -- Instructor's Manual
Write an essay comparing and contrasting the rise of strong monarchies in Western and Central Africa.
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 Results of World War One
In March 1915, France was promised Alsace-Lorraine, control of the left bank of the Rhine and German colonies in Africa while Britain was allowed to take over German colonies in Africa and the Pacific.
Like the treaty-settlement with Germany, Austria was punished for provoking World War I and much of her territory was given up to the newly-created states which were formed as a result of the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of the War.
Before the war, there had been 19 monarchies and 3 republics.
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 Great Lakes (Africa) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The most powerful of these monarchies were Rwanda, Burundi, (A state of Uganda and site of a former Bantu kingdom) Buganda, and (Click link for more info and facts about Bunyoro) Bunyoro.
Being the long sought after source of the (The world's longest river (4180 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization) Nile, the region had long been of interest to Europeans.
Lake Tanganyika and Lake Kivu both empty into the (A major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic) Congo River system.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/great_lakes_(africa)1.htm   (579 words)

  
 Islamic republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Islamic republic is a state under a particular theocratic form of government advocated by some Muslim religious leaders in the Middle East and Africa.
In the Islamic Republic of Iran (established in 1979), the president and members of the legislature are elected by direct vote of the citizens (although many westernized and pro-monarchy iranians object to elections as a means of choosing leaders).
Iran's Islamic republic is in contrast to the partially democratic state of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (founded in 1947) where Islamic laws are nonetheless considered to override laws of the state, though in reality they rarely do.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamic_republic   (328 words)

  
 The Horn of Africa Bulletin, Vol. 6 No. 4 (Jul-Aug 94)
Ethiopian Vice Minister for Mines and Energy Resources Shemsudin Ahmed told Reuters the survey showed the minerals had been available but were not explored under previous feudal monarchies or the Marxist rule of Mengistu Haile Mariam.
Ethiopian authorities have previously said they would like the ousted dictator to be extradicted to stand trial for his role in the atrocities.
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin said on Tuesday Mengistu, in exile in Zimbabwe, will be arraigned in his own country in September, probably at the same trial as that of his officials.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Newsletters/HAF_Sum_94.html   (328 words)

  
 Pre-Colonial Africa Jolof Empire
Ghana Empire laid out the historical, cultural and imperial foundations under which, successive West African monarchies evolved, ever expanding in territory, population and material wealth.
As the largest Empire in pre-colonial Africa, the imperial territory of Songhay extended from the Lake Chad in the East, to the Atlantic Ocean in the West; from the Mediterranean Sea in the North, to the Golf of Guinea in the South.
The Emperor of Jolof Empire was deposed and replaced by a French governor; the vassal kings removed and replaced by "chiefs" and thieves.
www.jolofempire.com /Pre-ColonialAfrica.html   (2193 words)

  
 Emir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amir (also sometimes rendered as Emir or Ameer, (Arabic:أمير ʾamīrun "commander") is a high title of nobility or office, historically used in Islamic nations of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Turkic world, among others.
The Abbasid (in theory still universal) Caliph Ar-Radi created the post of Amir al-Umara 'Amir of the Amirs' for his -in fact governing- Wasir (chief minister) Ibn Raik; the title was used in various Islamic monarchies; cfr.
Emir is also the title of the religious leader (without political power) of the Ahmadiyya anjuman ishaat-i Islam, a minor Muslim sect, established in Lahore in April 1914, with five incumbents to date.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emir   (578 words)

  
 Busoga Kingdom Online
Although, unlike the typical monarchies in Africa, Busoga did not have central authority at the advent of the coming of the British rule, she had nevertheless developed small principalities, each with its own hereditary ruler.
Busoga Kingdom is headquartred at Bugembe Hill where the Kyabazinga, the Katikiro and the Royal Clan Council sit.
Busoga natural endowent is emboded in the spectacularscenery and breathtaking water falls at Bujjagali.
www.busoga.com   (194 words)

  
 Timeline Of Slovene History [Definition]
The Middle Ages of Western Europe are commonly dated from the end of the Western Roman Empire (5th century) until the rise of national monarchies, of European overseas exploration, the discovery and diffusion of printing, and the humanist revival of the Renaissance in the 15th century i...
600s (6th century - 7th century - 8th century - other centuries) Events The religion of Islam starts in Arabia, the Qur'an is revealed, and Arabs spread Islam into Syria, Iraq, Persia, Egypt, North Africa and Central Asia.
History History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in "geologic history of the Earth".
www.wikimirror.com /Timeline_of_Slovene_history   (194 words)

  
 Africa
Throughout 1997, Swaziland remained in the throes of a constitutional crisis, as one of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies fiercely resisted domestic and international pressure-including pressure from the South Africa government and labor movement-for a transition towards a constitutional monarchy.
The silence of UNHCR this year was made worse by the realization that the Rwandan refugee crisis might have been mitigated had greater efforts been taken by UNHCR, with the assistance of the international community, to exclude human rights violators and military elements from the refugee population at the outset.
For instance, in September, UNHCR strongly protested the forced repatriation of some 800 Rwandan and Burundian refugees (some 550 of whom were women and children) from Kisangani in the DRC who to Rwandan by the Kabila government.
www.hrw.org /hrw/worldreport/Africa.htm   (194 words)

  
 The White Man's Burden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Also, six months after White Man's Burden was published, he wrote The Old Issue, a stinging criticism of the Boer War, and attack on the unlimited and despotic, power of kings (the monarchies).
The Hamitic Myth was a biblical rationalization for European exploitation in Africa, based on the postulated biblical lineage of certain African peoples.
It is used by some modern whites to validate discrimination or double-standards towards their own ethnic group, because of their own perceived responsibility or culpability for historical wrongs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/White_man's_burden   (732 words)

  
 Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pre-colonial period in the developed parts of sub-Saharan Africa is also sometimes termed medieval.
Until the Renaissance (and some time after) the standard scheme of history was to divide history into six ages, inspired by the biblical six days of creation, or four monarchies based on Daniel 2:40.
The spread of Christianity in the Migrations Period, both from the Mediterranean area and from Ireland, occasioned a pre-eminent cultural and ideological role for its abbots, and the collapse of a res publica meant that the bishops became identified with the remains of urban government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval   (3264 words)

  
 BBC News AFRICA Postcard from Mbarara
However, Mbarara was once the centre of the Ankoli kingdom, one of the monarchies abolished by former President Obote.
Mbarara is one of the few constituencies represented in Parliament by a woman, and that woman is no ordinary parliamentarian.
It is perhaps because of these connections that Mbarara is one of the fastest growing towns in Uganda.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/1217741.stm   (351 words)

  
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Swaziland is one of only three monarchies left in Africa.
Swaziland is the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, however, the kingdom has a wide range of ecological zones ranging from rainforest to savannah scrub and these are reflected in the national reserves.
Swaziland hosts a wide range of scenic contrasts, from big game encounters on foot to magical scenery, traditional ceremonies to local cuisine, wildlife adventures to spectacular surroundings, and the ‘big five’ to the prolific bird life.
www.senseafrica.co.uk /144582.html?*session*id*key*=*session*id*val*   (351 words)

  
 feudalism
Democracy and feudalism clash in South Africa (New Pittsburgh Courier)
feudalism, form of political and social organization typical of Western Europe from the dissolution of Charlemagne's empire to the rise of the absolute monarchies.
Although analogous social systems have appeared in other civilizations, the feudalism of Europe in the Middle Ages remains the common model of feudal society.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0818585.html   (351 words)

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