Pre-release series (#4) [2014]:pre-release revision notes

Hi there.

If you haven't seen my resources yet then this is sort of a series I've created for the pre-release of June 2014.

Here's #4.

Projected documents in the series:

#0.5- Initial ideas.

#1- Timelines of East Africa from the 1880s to the present day.

#2- Possible questions for the pre-release.

#3- Theories of development.

#4- Extra research and the overall pre-release revision notes.

#5-Parallel examples to the East African region.

#6-Stakeholders views in the LAPSSET project.

#7- Mind map (overview) on Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

These revision notes should be used in conjunction with the initial ideas document.


More may be added in the future.

Good luck for your exam!

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Pre-release (bridging the development gap) extra
Sub-Saharan Africa is different and should not be generalised. There are differences between the rates of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,
Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Colonialism began in the 19th century; the aim was to exploit the physical, human and…

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Mount Kenya and the Masai Mari plains are a result of the East African Rift Valley.

Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti plains.

Ruwenzori Mountains

Ajai game reserve.

Lake Victoria
Lake Kyoga
Lake Edward
Lake George
Lake Albert: oil was found here.

National Parks
Murchison Falls National Park

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Uganda has had a significant improvement larger than predicted from 1990 to 2012 as in 1990 it was 0.3. They have improved
significantly in both income and non-income dimensions. Uganda's rank is 161st at 0.456.

Tanzania's HDI is 0.476 and their rank is 152nd which has improved by…

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Debts and spending

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative
Remember the impact of superpowers on these countries!!! What is their control?

It was launched in 1996 by the IMF and World Bank.
The aim was to ensure no poor country faces a debt burden it cannot manage.
It was approved…

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The effects of colonialism on the creation of boundaries which do not represent the different ethno linguistic groups. This is
highlighted by figure eight and view 4.

Governance, corruption and democracy in East Africa

Index of African governance Kenya Uganda Tanzania
Overall 53.6/100 56/100 55/100
Corruption perception index

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Questions to consider
I. Could this happen to the East African Federation?
II. What would happen if there was a breakup of the federation?
III. Who would be the leader of this federation if the two chairmen of the East African Community are Kenyan and the
headquarters would be in…

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Save Lamu
There was no environmental impact assessment carried out.

Parallel example: ESPO pipeline
This is also involved with China as their demand for energy increases. The pipeline has similar troubles with the UNESCO protected
site (Lake Bakal) and Amur leopard.

Kenya Vision 2030
The aim is to create a…


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