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‘Left-behind’ women of migrant-men: Rethinking agency and autonomy of women in rural Bangladesh

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This paper details the changes in the agency and autonomy of left-behind women of international migrant-men exploring continuity and changes in the discourse and systems of traditional gender roles of a village in rural Bangladesh. It sheds light on the pattern of trans-border communication of the women and their mobility...

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Native arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients: Our experience with 1467 patients operated on in Abidjan

January, 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This study aim to report our experience in the fabrication of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) by describing the operative technique and the immediate surgical results. The study carried out retrospective study of the records of 1467 patients who underwent AVF creation during the period from January 2008 to December...

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The anti-inflammatory activities of twelve Nigerian medicinal plants: Inhibition of NfkB, activation of Nrf2, and antioxidant content

January-March 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

Chronic non-communicable diseases are responsible for a large majority of deaths worldwide. These include cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer. Inflammation has been reported to be involved in the initiation or progression of these conditions. Populations in developing or low to middle- income...

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Beyond arms investment: Interrogating the silent drivers of protracted chieftaincy conflicts in Ghana

January-March 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

In Ghana, scholarly works on conflict financing, which sustains most conflicts is very much limited. Against this background, the Yendi chieftaincy conflict was purposely selected with the objective of examining the various resources invested in by the belligerents and other interested parties aside arms and ammunitions,...

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Presence of metals in farmland edible termites in Mazabuka District, Zambia

January, 2022 - Vol 18 Num. 1

Edible termites have played an important role in the history of human nutrition due to their nutritional value. Despite their nutritional body content, it is known that during their termitarium construction, termites accumulate metals in their bodies. This study examined the heavy metal content in selected edible termites...

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Assessing the effects of Lecanicillium lecanii in the biological control of early and late leaf spot of peanut in vitro (Burkina Faso, West Africa)

January, 2022 - Vol 18 Num. 1

Early and late leaf spots caused by Cercospora arachidicola and Phaeoisariopsis personata respectively, are the most widespread peanut fungal diseases in West Africa. These diseases lead to notable crop losses in the rural area. In the recent decades, chemical fungicides are used to fight against crop losses, but...

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Model for security controls in web content management system

January-June 2022 - Vol 11 Num. 1

Web content management systems (WCMS) are systems used in creating, publishing, customizing and designing website services by web administrators toward delivering user-centric web applications and services.  Such applications include Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress, which have found their usage in various institutions...

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Potential of rice farmer groups in the production of improved seed in Upper Denkyira East Municipality

January-June 2022 - Vol 13 Num. 1

Increasing local production and savings in foreign exchange is important that local rice producers are supplied with quality seed in a timely manner. The overall goal of the research was to assess the seed-rice production potential amongst rice farmer groups in Ghana. A two-stage sampling technique was deployed in the...

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Complex gendered identity in Africa: Postmodern perspectives from Igbo and Yoruba Languages and Cultures

January-June 2022 - Vol 13 Num. 1

This is an attempt to address the complexities and paradoxes surrounding other forms of gender identity beyond the physical. These other forms of identities are considered metaphysical and practised within belief systems, cultures and traditions.  A postmodern approach lazed on the theoretical framework of...

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Institutional capacity as a barrier to deliver urban land for residential housing development in Ethiopia: The case of Amhara National Regional State Bahir Dar City

January-June 2022 - Vol 9 Num. 1

Ethiopia is rapidly urbanizing, but the process is irregular and poorly controlled. Land issues are crucial to economic and social development, growth, poverty alleviation, and good governance. The purpose of this article was to look into the capacity of Bahir Dar's urban land administration institutions in terms of...

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Breeding soundness of semen producing bulls, their semen quality and inter relationship of functional tests with spermatozoa motility percentage

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This work was conducted to study the breeding soundness of semen producing bulls, their semen quality to functional tests and the inter relationship of these functional tests with spermatozoa motility percentage for the semen produced at National Animal Genetic Improvement Institute (NAGII). A total of 14 breeding bulls...

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Effect of smoking technologies on nutritional values and concentration levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in smoked fish (Mormyrus caschive and Oreochromis niloticus) of Terekeka, South Sudan

January 2022 - Vol 15 Num. 1

Effect of smoking technologies on nutritional quality and concentration levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Mormyrus caschive and Oreochromis niloticus were determined to enable adoption and utilization of suitable facility that maintains good quality for sustainable supply of nutritious fish products in...

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Noni essential oil associated with adjuvants in the production of phytoalexins and in the control of soybean anthracnosis

January, 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

Amongst the most important agricultural products in Brazil, the soybean stands out, mainly as an export good. One of the end-of-cycle diseases, Anthracnose, caused by the fungus Colletotrichum truncatum (Schwein.) leads to severe damage to grain quality and yield. The use of natural products as a substitute for...

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A cross-sectional survey on COVID-19 knowledge and precautionary measures of the pharmacists and patients in community pharmacies

January, 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

In the global pandemic of COVID-19, community pharmacists play key roles in implementing personal protective measures to control their own risk as well as the patient’s risk of being infected with COVID-19. This study was designed to explore the COVID-19 knowledge and precautionary measures of the pharmacists and...

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Space-earth coupling with relation to earth’s thermal capacity: A case study for Nsukka Region, Nigeria

January-March, 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

The radiation coming from the sun to the earth is the only form of incoming radiant energy that determines the heat balance and thermal regime of the earth. Variation of solar radiation is the single most important factor affecting the earth’s surface temperature. This study seeks to investigate the relationship...

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Anti-cancer potential of Tetracarpidium conophorum (African walnut) seed oil on prostate carcinogenesis

January-March, 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of mortality in men worldwide, and dietary fat influence its incidence. This study investigated the effect of feeding Tetracarpidium conophorum seed oil (TCSO) on 3-methylcholanthrene (MCA) induced prostate cancer in Wistar rats, the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and...

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The influence of customer expectations, customer loyalty, customer satisfaction and customer brand loyalty on customer purchasing intentions: A case study of K-POP fans in Thailand

January 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

From 1992 on the K-Pop culture has spread from South Korea all over the world and Thailand is no exception. The objective of this study was to analyze the variables that influence purchasing intentions of K-Pop fans in Thailand in terms of customer expectations, customer loyalty, customer satisfaction and customer brand...

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Family CEO and company performance during the COVID-19 crisis: The case of Cameroon

January 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 1

This study analyses the resilience of family businesses in a developing country like Cameroon during the covid-19 crisis by applying measures of association, regression analysis, and comparison tests to data collected by administering a questionnaire on a panel of 280 companies of which 196 are family businesses and 84...

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The impact of humanitarian aid on post conflict development in Borno State

January-June 2022 - Vol 13 Num. 1

The protracted Boko Haram insurgency continue to ravage the Northeast Nigeria with 1.8 million people displaced and 7.1 million in dire need of humanitarian aid. The conflict also caused a great havoc on the giant stride towards development of these states which Borno state being the worst affected where an estimated...

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A comparison of American and Chinese college students' media use: The amount and origins of international news and entertainment

January-March 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 1

This study used a survey to explore American and Chinese college students’ self-reported consumptions of international media. Specifically, a comparison was made between American and Chinese participants in terms of the time spent per week on news and entertainment, respectively, the estimates of international...

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