African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009

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What is “Land Grab”? A Conceptual, Theoretical and Practical Exploration

Due to upsurge, in the last decade, of large-scale land deals and acquisitions in Africa and elsewhere, there has been an ardent focus by scholars and activists on the nature, contexts, contents and implications of these deals. Land grab is very topical and has generated massive diverse literature. But, what exactly is “land grab” and under what conditions can it be observed? How contemporaneous is it? This paper unpacks...

Author(s):Akachi Odoemene

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The use of the History of Science to improve the understanding the thematic of the reproduction - a study with students of Secondary school

The History of Biology teaching offers immense advantages in student success, this fact being supported by many authors. This study has as its main objective to identify the knowledge that students have the sample in relation to the reproduction of living beings. The methodology was action research, where the sample consisted of 18 students who attended in the Secondary school, a school in the North of Portugal. We used a...

Author(s): Rodrigues Teixeira

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YORUBA PROVERBIAL METHAPHOR: A RHETORIC TOOL AND GUIDING PRINCIPLE TO CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AMONG YORUBA ETHNIC GROUP; NIGERIA.

Abstract The Yoruba ethnic group is one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. They are largely concentrated in Southwestern part of Nigeria. Apart from the fact that they are mostly found in large number in the Southwestern part of Nigeria, they are as well largely spread across West African Coast like: Ghana, Liberia, Togo, Republic of Benin and Ivory Coast among others. They are set of unique ethnic group with...

Author(s):EMMANUEL OLUNIYI ADEMOLA

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TEAR OF DOWN TRODDEN PEOPLE OF GIMBI DISTRICTS UNDER THE UMBERELLA OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNEMENT FROM 1941 TO 1991.

Abstract This study deals with tear and down trodden people of Gimbi districts under the umbrella of the central government from 1941 to 1991.The people of the Oromo have a long life span of administration under Gada system in the Oromia in general and Gimbi Districts in particular. The objectives of the study is, first, the wonderful administration of the Oromo was declined by the cooperation of the central government and...

Author(s):BIRU DEREJE

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Black Transnational Consciousness, Connected Historiography/Histories, and the Practice of Black Intertextuality

This essay studies the practice of intertextuality by black writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Haitian indigenism, and Negritude. In the first half of the twentieth century, the communities of the African Diaspora witnessed the blossoming of various literary and cultural movements. They revealed striking parallels and connections. From the 1920s to the 1940s, writers of the Harlem Renaissance in the United States,...

Author(s):Celucien Joseph

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Grain Porters in Western Hausaland

Abstract The oldest and the most widespread form of transport system in any part of the world is human porterage, which simply means the carriage of goods by human being on the head, shoulder or on the back as porters, transport themselves by walking within a particular distance. The people that provided this type of services are simply referred to as porters. The article is neither on long distance nor on short distance...

Author(s): Murtala Ahmed Rufa'i

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LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION IN ZIMBABWE’S PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION IN ZIMBABWE’S PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION IN ZIMBABWE'S PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES

This study sought to understand the leadership succession issues in Pentecostal churches in Zimbabwe, focusing on ZAOGA and AFM churches. The research compared how the two largest Pentecostal churches in Zimbabwe apply leadership principles in assuring peaceful continuity of their churches through leadership succession. Pentecostalism is a very strong Christian fundamental movement and an extreme of Protestantism....

Author(s): JEFFREY KUREBWA

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Beneficiaries’ perceptions of the Contributions of Community Development projects to Peacebuilding process in South Sudan: A case of Terekeka state

Despite the fact that a lot of research has been done about community development in relations to peacebuilding, there are a few studies available on the contribution of community development projects to peacebuilding process. The intention of this article is to start to fill the gap by investigating beneficiaries’ perceptions of the contribution of the community development projects to peacebuilding process in Terekeka...

Author(s):Aleu Garang Aleu

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HISTORICAL MILESTONES IN THE PROMOTION OF MODERN NIGERIAN ART THROUGH OSOGBO EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP (1961-1967) (The Nigerian Art Patrons/Connoisseurs)

In the past, Nigerian art was described as being crude, primitive, inferior, unpolished and unsophisticated. Explorers from the Western part of the World viewed it as mere souvenir materials otherwise known as “curios”. Missionaries classified the Nigerian artistic works as being “fetish” and which should must be destroyed. Hence, the artistic works of Nigeria was not recognized globally. The upsurge of Modern Nigerian art...

Author(s):Banjo, Abiodun

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THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAM IN ADO-EKITI 1836 – 2016.

This paper examined the growth and development of Islam in Ado – Ekiti from the earliest time and depicts the evolvement of Islam and the contributions of different Islamic organizations in the town. However, Muslims in Ado Ekiti faced strict oppositions at its inception because the people, like other Yoruba were traditional worshippers prior to the advent of Islam. The study found out that Islam in Ado Ekiti has made...

Author(s):Buhari, Lateef Oluwafemi

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The New History in Cameroon: the statusquo

For two decades now Cameroon History has undergone a profound thematic renewal anchoring new fields of studies. This has been marked by the emergence of new fields as well as a renewed interest in repositioning the problem that underlie the entire course of history not only in Cameroon but everywhere in the world. All of this has brought about the wider employment of an interdisciplinary approach which has broken and...

Author(s):Jean GORMO

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THE NILE IN BYZANTINE WRITINGS TILL THE SEVENTH CENTURY

The Nile attracted the interest of writers as early as the ancient times, such as Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny the Elder, and Dio Cassius. In our journey to the Byzantine Era, the Nile was mentioned by numerous literary and historical writings during the period between the Fourth and Seventh Centuries such as Aelius Spartianus, Eusebius of Caesarea, Ammianus Marcellinus, Claudius Claudianus, Nonnos of Panopolis, Dioscorus of...

Author(s):MUHAMMED ZAYED

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The Politics of Researching Africa: Sitting on Western Anthropologists by African Anthropologists”

This article discusses the validity and usage of a highly ethnographic historical oral data, with reference to some of the literal criticisms by African anthropologists on some of the recent historical and anthropological literatures by Western scholars. Specifically, the paper analyzes the Igbo ‘women’s war’ or “Aba riots” from the South-eastern part of Colonial Nigeria in 1929 through the critical reviews of African...

Author(s): Christopher Appiah-Thompson

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IGBO- MIGRANT COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE IN KATSINA METROPOLIS AND KATSINAWA REACTIONS TO THEIR EXPLOITATION, 1929 – 2011

This study examines Igbo- migrant community enterprise in Katsina metropolis and Katsinawa (Katsina indigenes) reactions to their exploitation, 1929 – 2011. Historically, Igbo are one of the largest ethnic group in Nigeria, who had achieved a high level of economic integration in the colonial and post-colonial period. In this study, an attempt was made to identify the factors responsible for the success of Igbo-migrant...

Author(s):Samuel Wycliff

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IGBO-KATSINA RELATIONS, 1903-2011

Migration and inter-group relations are historical phenomena relating to the formation of Nigerian society which in turn promote inter-group relations and unity in diversity. Thus, through oral interviews, thesis, books and careful examination of archival materials among several other sources, this paper examined the role of push and pull factors in Igbo – Katsina relations in Katsina metropolis, 1903 to 2011. More so,...

Author(s):Samuel Wycliff

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THE ROLE OF DANCE IN THE MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN.

Society and at times parents, have wrong interpretation of the communicative value of dance as a didactic tool in a child’s moral development. To them, dance is just a mere form of entertainment, relaxation or means of keeping fitness until proven otherwise. This misconception is what this paper sets out to redress objectively, by making parents or the society at large to understand that every dance movement, be it...

Author(s): NICHOLAS CHIELOTAM

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Facts about Onion and Garlic (Allium sp) in Ancient Egypt and the present time

Due to the lack of adequate information about the biological activities and active ingredients of these plants, tThe current work aims to illustrate the benfitsbenefits and importance of some Allium sp (especially Garlic and onion)appeared during the ancient Egypt periodespecially Garlic and onion. due to its importance and lack for some information related to these plants. The ancient Egyptians grew a wide variety of...

Author(s):Ghada M. Azzam

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The Shared Pain of a Culture’s Decline: A study of Femi Abodunrin’s The Dancing Masquerade

Although in recent years Africans have, through their very rich indigenous performing traditions, began once again to re-affirm the functionality of their arts, yet not many people today have tried to relate these to questions of mass mobilization and conscientization. It is believed that African art and particularly traditional African theatre, story-telling or art serve a social function with several pieces of African...

Author(s):Ogungbemi Christopher

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The Tutsi And The Igbo: A Nexus of Genocide In Rwanda And Nigeria, 1959 – 1994

In recent times, a debate of sorts appears to be raging as to what actually constitutes genocide. Is it the actual deliberated decimation of an identified and distinct national, racial, ethnic or cultural stock, or an attempted exercise in that direction? Within the general period of this analysis one may be tempted to argue that a scenario of genocide played out in the two African countries in focus here. Our intention...

Author(s):S. I. Okoro,

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THE SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF THE POTTERS AND TANNERS AMONG THE YEM PEOPLE OF SOUTH–WEST ETHIOPIA

This paper focuses on the social challenges of the potters and tanners among the Yem people of South –west Ethiopia. In order to reconstruct this article the author has examined both primary sources and secondary sources. The author has also visited Yem special district, which the fuga people inhabit, twice in 2013 and 2015. Therefore, in addition to primary and secondary sources author’s personal observation is also...

Author(s):Yimer Nigusu Adem

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A History of Quttoo Traditional Practice among the Guji Oromo; the Case of Bule Hora District, West Guji zone, Southern Ethiopia

The major goal of this study was to reconstruct the history quttoo tradition of the Guji Oromo. To achieve this goal, an attempt was made to collect authentic data sources from local elders, women and youths orally. The written documents which have relation with the study also examined and cross checked. The Guji people exercises different traditional practices which are set in the Guji customary laws. Quttoo is an...

Author(s):Dagm Alemayehu

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The German policy of space and friendship in Southwest Africa (Namibia) and ist consequences since 1884: A postcolonial understanding

This paper examines an example of the German policy of space and friendship following the signing of asymmetric contracts from South West Africa (now Namibia), and how they created a so-called "reserve." The context of such colonial space politics must first be reconstructed. The conquest of this African region is inscribed in the space politics of the German Second Empire, which wanted to have his "place in the sun." This...

Author(s): Pierre Kodjio Nenguié,

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RELEVANCE OF ORAL HISTORY TO STATE CREATION AND COMMUNITY LIFE IN THE YORUBA SPEAKING AREAS OF NIGERIA BETWEEN THE 18TH AND 20TH CENTURIES: AN EVALUATION.

Nigeria comprises of about three hundred and fifty dialectal ethnic groups which are living side by side from time immemorial. The Yoruba ethnic groups which further consisted of Akoko, Awori, Egba, Egun, Ekiti, Ijebu, Ikale, Ondo, Owo, and Oyo dialectical divisions are found in the western zone of Nigeria. The history of origin of each of the dialectal groups basically depended on oral history since many of the members of...

Author(s):JAYEOLA-OMOYENI, M.S

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IGALA KINSHIP SYSTEMS: ITS PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION AND IMPACT ON THEIR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

It is held in many societies in Africa that fascinating appearances that are attractive and beautiful have some strong background that tend to influence the people and also force their way through the daily life of the people. Similarly, the African’s closely knit family relationship that seems to be highly respected and reputed have their foundations that determine their activities. The paper seeks to discuss how the...

Author(s):JOHN IGBOGO

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JUSTICE SYSTEM AND SOCIAL CHANGE AMONG THE ESAN PEOPLE OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

The study, ‘Justice System and Social Change among the Esan People of Edo State, Nigeria,’ is set to examine the nature, structure and processes of the Esan system of jurisprudence within the socio-political and cultural context of the traditional society. The paper postulates that increased reliance on the indigenous Esan system of justice in checkmating crimes and other related offences would go a long way to restore the...

Author(s): Enato, Lucky Success Ehimeme

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Energizing Communities through Popular Music for Sub Cultural Group Identity: Inferences from Selected Musical Tracks of Chief Ebenezer Obey

Popular music in Nigeria is intended for the purpose of entertainment, counselling and reformation. Over the years now, this purpose has changed to other functional variables. In particular, popular music in Nigeria is now used as a tool for cultural identification and behavioural values. This paper evaluates selected songs of Chief Ebenezer Obey and reflects on the power of music to energize the emotional instincts of...

Author(s):ADEKOGBE, Olatunbosun Samuel

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Codification of African customary marriage into statutory marriage law in Zimbabwe, 1890-1964: At what point should an African couple be considered married?

The article is about the codification of African marriage into statutory marriage law in colonial Zimbabwe. The process resulted in less anticipated and not-yet resolved social and moral dilemmas that have ever since confronted African couples at marriage due to the co-existence of African traditional marriage practice and the imposed European tradition of civil marriage. A new paradigm which integrates the two systems is...

Author(s):Ngundu Onesimus A.

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The University and Universality of Youth Counter-Culture in Determining Life after Graduation: An Assessment

While schools are primarily concerned with academic problems of world-wide interest, they have also the responsibility of promoting the culture, customs and traditions of the community in which they are situated. The preservation, protection and the development of these traditions is the main function of the schools that are set aside for the drilling of our children from primary to the tertiary or higher level of...

Author(s):Nadir A. Nasidi

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COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM DEVELOPMENT;AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO EMPOWERMENT: CASE ANALYSIS OF BADOLI TEMPLES, RAJASTHAN- INDIA

There is enormous scope for the tourism industry to contribute better to less poverty in the world. It suggests how both the tourism industry and the poor can benefit from an integrated approach to growth and equity. It is still not widely recognized that travel and tourism is one of the world’s biggest industries that creates vast economic growth, especially for poor countries. Tourism could bring benefits to host...

Author(s):Surabhi Srivastava

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The Kintu myth and the construction of ethno-political identities in Uganda

On the surface, the founding myth of the Baganda people is simple and entertaining. Kintu, the founding father, initially lived alone on earth. He later married a girl (Nambi) from heaven, and together they populated the land called Buganda, where their descendants continue to live today. Many scholars treat this narrative with condescension and levity, and some even consign it to the inconsequential realms of fantasy....

Author(s):Abasi Kiyimba

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DEMOCRATIZATION AND NATION-BUILDING IN NIGERIA: AN

Nigeria came into being in 1914 following the British colonial authority's amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates during which various ethnicities were living independently of each other. However, the activities leading up to the 1914 amalgamation predates this date. It would therefore not be out of place to say that the most enduring legacy of British colonialism is the geo-political entity known as...

Author(s):David D. Yongo

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The So-called Seqed and Scientific cradle of the angle θ in ancient Egypt

Science is a matter of asking for information by specifying the difference between fact and opinion. Fact in a scientific context is a generally accepted reality, but still open to scientific inquiry, as opposed to an absolute truth, which is not a part of science. The hypotheses and theories are generally based on objective inferences, unlike opinions, which are generally based on subjective influences. Therefore and...

Author(s):Ayman Waziry

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The unwritten historical perspectives of Akan spokespersons staffs

The Akan of Ghana are one of the ‘richest’ ethnic groups in the country. They are known to be the first ethnic group that settled in Ghana, hence the reason for the name “kan (e)” which means ‘the first’. There are several subgroups that are classified under the eight main clans of the Akan and all of these subgroups are well known for their rich culture. Among the Akan culture the chief is seen as the custodian of the...

Author(s):Eric Appau Asante

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