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Explain six factors that led to collapse of East Africa community in 1977.

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  1. The perception by Tanzania and Uganda that Kenya was acquiring the lion’s share of the benefits.
  2. Personality difference between Nyerere and Amin of Uganda complicated the matter.
  3. Ideological difference, as Tanzania was committed to socialist ideas, Kenya and Uganda pursued a mixed of capitalist economy.
  4. Political instability in Uganda in 1971 where Amin staged military coup against Obote.
  5. National pride and interests as each member was proud of her own independence.
  6. Boundary closure between Kenya in the year 1977 and then Uganda led to collapse of EAC.
  7. Inadequate compensatory and corrective measures.
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