East African Federation
|East African Federation|
Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki (Swahili)
Motto: One People One Destiny
Anthem: Anthem of the East Africans
Location of the East African Federation|
Location of the East African Federation
|Largest city||Dad Es Salaam|
|Official languages||English and Swahili|
|Government||Federal Presidential Democratic Republic|
• President of East Africa
• Federal Minister
|Legislature||East African National Congress|
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
|US$ 439.039 billion (36th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|US$ 155.189 billion (57th)|
medium · 48th
medium · 97th
|Currency||East African Shilling (EAS)|
|Time zone||EAT (+3)|
• Summer (DST)
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||EF|
The East African Federation, or just East Africa or EAF for short, is a Federation in east Africa. It borders Ethiopia to the north, Mozambique and Malawi to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and the Indian Ocean to the east.
In the early 1960s, the nations of Tanganikya, Zanzibar, Uganda, and Kenya agreed to unite into a union known as the “East African Federation”. The New nation gained international recognition world wide, along with British recognition.
Poverty and Rise of the East African Tiger
Although the initial ideas of a united East Africa were successful, and the government initially popular with their citizens, the East African Federation almost immediately fell into hardship. The British left the nation of East Africa with leaders who had little experience in good leadership, let alone politics, not to mention a majority of the leaders of the new nation were used by the British to control their subjects, and quell rebellions, leading to these leaders having no experience with freedom and democracy. East Africa was truly in a terrible state. It wasn’t until the late 1970s and Early 80s that things got better. A man by the name of “Sesko Melene” was able to take control of the country by climbing the ranks, as getting to office the Democratic way was nearly impossible. Under Sesko, new reforms to the economy were made, with many government owned companies being privatized, and many small and collapsing private businesses given many loans that didn’t need to be paid back. Sesko’s regime encouraged private business, and under Sesko, elections returned, with him enacting the death penalty for politicians messing with the election results (which was later reduced to 20 years in prison). Sesko’s reforms to the economy also included major industries such as electricity, water and transportation state owned which in turn made any faults in these industries the government’s fault. Sesko, under his New Democratic system, won re-election after reelection, until 1987 where he announced the end of infinite terms, and the start of new term limits, which lasted 4 years, along with limits to executive power, which wouldn’t allow someone to do what Sesko did. After these major and well needed reforms, East Africa boomed, and soon it became one of the best economies in Africa.
The 90s and the accession of Burundi and Rwanda
The Early 90s started out with a new democratically elected leader of the East African Federation, and Two new countries wanting to be apart of the Federation. These two countries were Rwanda and Burundi. These 2 countries economies were in shambles, and along with ethnic tensions, were far from stable states. These 2 countries requested to join the East African Federation as full fledged states, and were accepted as long as they would treat their people as equals, which they reluctantly agreed too. Under the Federation, Tutsi and Hutus were given fully fledged citizenship, and laws were passed which forbid local governmental leaders from insulting one or the other ethnicities, and sent 200,000 troops to keep the peace in Rwanda and Burundi. The federal government began to integrate the Hutus and Tutsis together into society, and abolished any sort of racial segregation in public areas. Hutu Armed militias were either abolished, or integrated into the East African Armed Forces, the same went for Tutsi Militias as well. The federal government also tried to lessen the term “Hutus” or “Tutsis”, and tried to make the 2 groups more unified as they had very little difference, and has local media outlets use terms “Rwandan” and “East African” as good replacements. Local media outlets were also targeted, and has regulations put upon them, which limited hate speech against Tutsis or Hutus, and many previously defined “Hutu News Sources” or “Tutsi News sources” were also absorbed by national broadcasters or watched carefully by the federal, and even local government. This year the economy also expanded, as with the collapse of the Soviet Union, who’s economy was limited due to it’s communist policies, now had many new independent countries who were eager to adopt a capitalist economy and join the international market, East Africa saw its chance, and offered new companies in the former Soviet Union opportunities to invest in East Africa. East Africa also proposed to the former Soviet Union countries to have East African companies invest in their companies. Many of these companies agreed, and so did the former-SU countries, and soon trade deals were made with the new countries, East Africa was looking good!
The new century was welcomed and celebrated all over the nation, with many people feeling confident about what lied ahead. A new president was elected in 2000 more TBA
East Africa Operates under a federal system mixed with a democratic one. It’s system can be compared to the United States form of government, which has three branches of government, just like East Africa.
The executive branch of the East African Federation consists of the President and His Cabinet, along with other government officials. He also has a federal-minister below him, which is supposed to be the East Africsn version of a Prime Minister but acts more or less as a “speaker of the house” of sorts, and is supposed to represent the majority party, or whatever coalition is in congress.
The President and his cabinet work to tackle domestic and foreign problems, and are to protect rights of all citizens, and to protect the nation itself.
The main leglislative body in East Africa is East African National Congress, which makes a lot of the major decisions in the country. Congress is supposed to be a balance to the executive branch in terms of power, and the 2 branches often fight over their decisions.
Congress is made up of 200 seats, with representatives from the major political parties and states of East Africa meeting in the Capitolto domestic issues.
The judiciary branch of East Africa is the justice branch of the nation. It is supposed to keep the other branches in check and make sure they don’t do any shady stuff. The judges on the Supreme Court are chosen by congress, unlike the US where the president chooses them. Judges of the Supreme Court are called “Master Judges” and are probably the best judges in the country.
The East African Economy is one of the best on the continent. It’s very diversified, with its major sectors being in Oil Refining, Agriculture, Textiles, Cigarets, and Mining. Technology is also becoming a big thing, with many smart phone parts being made and produced in East Africa.