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4 Methods Pressure Groups Use to Achieve Their Objectives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pressure groups (also known as interest groups) adopt a variety of tactics to get what they want from their employers, public officials or the government. Below are four measures  pressure groups can use to achieve their objectives. 1. Political appointment Pressure groups often sponsor their sympathizers or active members to contest for public office. This …

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5 Most Likely Questions and Answers on French Colonial Administration in West Africa

Reading Time: 8 minutes     QS 1. Describe the main features of assimilation in French West Africa. OR: Describe the policy of assimilation as practised in Senegal before the Second World War   KEY ANSWER POINTS: INTRODUCTION: Assimilation was the policy adopted by the French in ruling their colonies before the Second World War. France regarded her overseas …

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The Reasons for Military Intervention in Politics in West Africa

Reading Time: 1 minute This is a bullet-point tutorial on the reasons for military intervention in politics in West African countries. You can now have a summarized version of the factors responsible for military intervention in politics in West Africa. 1. Maladministration and economic mismanagement by civilian governments. 2. The desire on the part of civilian governments to stay …

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Reasons for The Emergence of the National Liberation Movement (NLM) in Ghanaian Politics

Reading Time: 2 minutes   In this tutorial, we shall take an in-depth look at the factors responsible for the emergence of the National Liberation Movement in Ghanaian politics just before the country gained independence from colonial rule in 1957. Introduction The National Liberation Movement (NLM) was launched in Kumasi at the Prince of Wales Park on Sunday 19th …

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6 Major Demands of the National Liberation Movement, NLM

Reading Time: 1 minute   Below is your authoritative list of demands made by the National Liberation Movement (NLM) in the run-up to the attainment of political independence in Ghana. The demands of the National Liberation Movement 1. Federal Form of Government: The N.L.M. demanded a federal form of government which meant each region should have its own government …

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The Causes and Effects of the 1948 Accra Riots in Ghana

Reading Time: 3 minutes Below are the summarized points regarding the causes and effects of the 1948 riots in Ghana’s capital, Accra and other major towns. Introduction Nii Kobina Bonney III, Osu Alata Mantse  (chief of Osu Alata) had been organizing a boycott of European goods across the country to protest against rising prices of essential commodities. It was …

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Top 10 Functions of the President Under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: 2 minutes   I am about to outline, for your easy understanding, the 10 most important functions of the executive president of Ghana under the 1992 fourth republican constitution. I am still waiting for that great day when Ghana will have her very first woman president. Introduction The 1992 constitution of Ghana provides for a monocephalous executive …

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The Procedure for the Amendment of the 1979 Third Republican Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: 1 minute   So what was the procedure for the amendment of the provisions of the erstwhile 1979 third republican constitution of Ghana? Introduction We shall begin with the obvious: the meaning of the term, amendment of a constitution. The amendment of a constitution is the process by which constitutional provisions could be changed when the need …

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Top 4 Contributions of the West African Students Union to Nationalism in West Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The reference point question for this post is this: What contribution did the West African Students Union (WASU) make to nationalism in British West Africa? I said reference point question because The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) could decide to vary the wording of this same question in many other different ways. Also, all …

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The Constitutional Position and Functions of the Governor-General in French West Africa between 1919 and 1945

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Here comes a brief outline of the constitutional position and functions of the Governor-General under French colonial administration in West Africa between 1919 and 1945 Introduction French colonial rule in West Africa was organized into a federation. The Federation of French West Africa was headed by a Governor-General who was appointed by the French …

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11 Memorable Features of the 1960 First Republican Constitution of Ghana

Reading Time: 2 minutes   After studying this tutorial, you will now be able to state the main features of the 1960 first republican constitution of Ghana Introduction A new draft Republican Constitution introduced by the Convention People’s Party administration was approved in a referendum held on 19th, 23rd and 27th April 1960. The 1960 constitution of Ghana abolished …

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Top 6 Features of the Presidential System of Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The presidential system of government, also known as the non-parliamentary executive system, operates in a country where the executive arm of government is separated from, but is of equal status with, the legislative arm of government. The United States of America operates the presidential system of government. 1.    The head of state who doubles …

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7 Key Features of the Parliamentary System of Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes   The parliamentary system, also known as the cabinet system of government, is the system in which the head of government and his or her cabinet ministers are at the same time members of parliament. Examples of the parliamentary system of government can be found in Britain, Germany, Israel, Japan, Australia, Canada and India. The …

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10 Important Achievements of the Gold Coast Youth Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes   In this brief  tutorial, we are going to discover 10 achievements of the Gold Coast Youth Conference Introduction The Gold Coast Youth Conference was launched in 1929. It held its first meeting at Achimota in 1930. After its inaugural conference, nothing was heard of it until 1937 when it was revived by J.B.Danquah and …

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The Features of the 1956 Loi Cadre Reforms in French West Africa

Reading Time: 1 minute Here comes an outline of the main features of the 1956 Loi Cadre (Outline Law) reforms in French West Africa. Introduction As a result of certain political developments which took place between 1946 and 1956, the French introduced further reforms under the Loi-Cadre or Outline Law of 1956. Under the Loi-Cadre, the French passed a …

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