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1. Financial problems this was because members were unable to contribute the money requiredfor various political activities due to poverty.

2. Lack of reliable communication networks that could easy the transmission of information fromone place to another in order to facilitate political activities of spreading political awarenessamong the Africans.

3. Colonial restrictions to political parties, colonial governments acted as obstacles to Africanpolitical parties since they limited political activities and slow down the decolonization processby banning political parties. For example the British colonial government restricted governmentworkers from being members of TANU in Tanganyika. In Ghana Nkwame Nkurumah (CCP) wasimprisoned all of this aimed at suppressing African political parties.

4. Opposition between African political parties as each party basing on their ethnic, regionalism orelitism competing against the other to the extent of conducting campaign against the otherinstead of joining hands in fighting their common enemy. For example in Nigeria and Uganda thecases were commonly practiced.

5. Some political parties were created to meet the interest of a few such as elite for example theUganda National Congress (UNC) was created to meet the interest of other non Baganda againstthe Kabaka Yekka of Buganda in Uganda.

6. Lack of support from other organizations like women, youth and farmers associations during thetime of spreading liberation messages for decolonization process in Africa.

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