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question 10

Identify five challenges facing the Commonwealth of Nations.



Many candidates tried to avoid this question. The candidates that answered it could not state or explained the requirement well. As a result of this, many of them scored poor marks. The candidates were expected to provide the following as answers to the question.

  1. Economic inequality among member states;
  2. Inability to enforce its resolutions/sanctions;
  3. Divided loyalty resulting from the membership of other international organizations;
  4. Ideological differences of member states;
  5. Political instability of some member states;
  6. Inability of some member states to carry out their obligation e.g. payment of dues;
  7. Strict pursuance of national interest by member states at the expense of the Commonwealth;
  8. Introduction of visas by Britain discouraged free movement of people and technology;
  9. Inadequate funds for the execution of projects;
  10. Free entry and exit of member states from the organization.


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