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Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Effectiveness of fraud prevention and detection methods in the public sector in Tanzania

January-March 2022

Fraud prevention and detection methods in the public sector are vital for improved performance and service delivery in the public.  However, in Tanzania, there is a paucity of knowledge on the effectiveness of these methods. The main objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of fraud prevention and detection methods in the public sector, a case of Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA)...

Author(s): Glory Godson Malle, Lazaro Athanas Mwonge and Alexis Naho

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Microbiological, nutritional and sensory evaluation of snack bars developed using Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranean L.) and maize (Zea mays)

January 2022

Over the years, snacking has become a regular habit for majority of the population with increasing need for food manufacturers to meet consumers’ demand through product development. In this study, snack bars were prepared using maize and Bambara nuts mixed in the following ratios: A, 100% maize; B, 100% Bambara nuts; C, 50% maize: 50% Bambara nuts; D, 75% maize: 25% Bambara nuts; E, 75% Bambara nuts: 25% maize....

Author(s): Ihuoma Ahaotu, Marvellous Okechukwu Ichendu and Ndukwe Maduka

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Growth of Cyperus sesquiflorus (Torr.) Mattf. & Kük. (Capim Cheiroso) in a greenhouse

January, 2022

The growth of Cyperus sesquiflorus was characterized in an experiment with 4 replications and 15 treatments (0, 6, 17, 22, 28, 34, 40, 45, 49, 55, 61, 69, 76, 83 and 90 days after transplanting - DAT). Greater leaf length, diameter of the culm, dry matter, and biomass partitioning measurements were made. Alive leaves, inflorescences, alive and dead tillers were counted. The Tukey test at 5% was used for analysis....

Author(s): Andressa Cristina Ribeiro Assunção, Ana Paula do Nascimento Prata, Hugo Henrique Costa do Nascimento,  Sâmia Andrícia Souza da Silva and Ticiano Gomes do Nascimento  

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Breeding soundness of semen producing bulls, their semen quality and inter relationship of functional tests with spermatozoa motility percentage

January-March 2022

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 (Boran = 4, Crosses of 75% Holstein Frisian × 25% Boran = 4 and Holstein Frisian = 6) with...

Author(s): Kefelegn Seyoum and Alemayehu Lemma  

Educational Research and Reviews
Strategic cocktail: Cognition and metacognition

January 2022

This theoretical reflection implies the main proposal that the activities of planning and teaching are linked; it is the main ingredient to cognition and metacognition. Two main parts make up this article: a theoretical discussion of the linkage, detailing a descriptive letter and content to be taught in the classroom. Within this part, a flowchart related to the master, content and topic is proposed, which are the...

Author(s): Celia María del Pilar Aramburu Ceñal

Educational Research and Reviews
Identification of the processes of preparing Individualized Education Programs (IEP) by special education teachers, and of problems encountered therein

January 2022

There are qualitative studies aimed at identifying the problems encountered in the course of preparing individualized education programs (IEP). However, these studies are conducted with only a few participants. There is a need to test the results on a larger sample size. A questionnaire based on findings of interview techniques, used in qualitative research methodology, is developed. Using this questionnaire will...

Author(s): F. Nur Akçin

Educational Research and Reviews
Examining the attitudes and usage levels of coaches towards technology in terms of athlete education

January 2022

Today, science and technological developments play a role in the field of sports, as in all domains of life. For this reason, coaches may use technology to improve the technical, tactical, condition, and psychological performance of their athletes. Besides, pandemic conditions such as COVID-19 bring about this obligation. The aim of the present study was to examine the attitudes and levels of use of technology by...

Author(s): Bilal BICER, Muzaffer Emir ORAK and Hanifi UZUM

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

January-March 2022

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 countries often rely on traditional medicine using locally available herbs and plants for their medical...

Author(s): Dorothy VanderJagt, Lucy Hunsaker, Sunday O. Otimenyin and Mary O. Uguru

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Impact of a patient-centered care model implemented in public health facilities in Chile: A real world evidence evaluation

January-March 2022

Health systems face multimorbidity as the leading cause of the burden of disease and demand for healthcare services. Although non-communicable diseases are well known, and countries in Latin America have implemented strategies to its approach, tackling multimorbidity is still a challenge and an emerging topic. In response to this, Centro de Innovación en Salud ANCORA UC, in association with Servicio de Salud...

Author(s): Paula Zamorano, Teresita Varela, Alvaro Tellez, Manuel Espinoza, Paulina Muñoz and Francisco Suarez   

Journal of Internet and Information Systems
Model for security controls in web content management system

January-June 2022

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 including universities and colleges, non-government and government institutions. While these WCMS...

Author(s): Alex Maraga, F. Mzee Awuor, and James Ogalo

Journal of Land Management and Appraisal
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

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 land delivery for urban housing development. It also tries to determine the limits of institutional...

Author(s): Mitiku Alemayehu Emiru  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
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

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 these chemical substances cause big damages to the environment including the animals and human beings....

Author(s): Tounwendsida Abel NANA, Adama ZONGO, Bawomon Fidèle NEYA and Philippe SANKARA

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Noni essential oil associated with adjuvants in the production of phytoalexins and in the control of soybean anthracnosis

January, 2022

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 conventional pesticides for plant diseases control is an alternative found to reduce food contamination and...

Author(s): Natália Pinto e Nosé, Mateus Sunti Dalcin, Bruna Letícia Dias, Rodrigo Solci Toloy, Dalmarcia Souza Carlos Mourão, Marcos Giongo, Alex Cangussu, Sabrina Helena da Cruz Araújo and Gil Rodrigues dos Santos  

Educational Research and Reviews
The awareness of the students about the concepts in the production distribution and consumption learning field in the social studies course curriculum

January 2022

In our world where unlimited human needs are tried to be met with limited resources, the effort to use resources in the most effective way is the reason for the existence of economics. The aim of this research is to examine the awareness of the concepts and topics that are planned to be taught to the 4th grade students’ social studies curriculum and to make some suggestions. The study group of the research...

Author(s): Yasar CELIK

African Journal of Business Management
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

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 loyalty. The four hundred thirty-one Thai respondents provided great insights into the purchasing...

Author(s): Adisak Suvittawat

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Detection and predictive modeling of land use changes by CA-Markov in the northern part of the Southern rivers: From Lower Casamance to Gêba river (Guinea Bissau)

January-March 2022

The northern part of the Southern rivers, which is the subject of this study, lies between 18° 54' and 14° 48' north latitude and 11° 30' and 12° 54' west longitude. It is characterized by a dense hydrographic network dominated by maritime marshes and expanses of salty lands and mangrove mudflats that have developed on a vast coastal plain. The objective of this study is to analyze...

Author(s): Dome TINE, Gayane FAYE, Guilgane FAYE, Mouhamadou Moustapha Mbacké NDOUR and Mbagnick FAYE

International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
The impact of humanitarian aid on post conflict development in Borno State

January-June 2022

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 751.78 billion naira (6.898 billion dollar) worth asset were destroyed. The humanitarian aid and United...

Author(s): James Emmanuel Ada and Mukhtar Abdullahi

African Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Native arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients: Our experience with 1467 patients operated on in Abidjan

January, 2022

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 2020.  1396 patients (95.2%) had already been dialyzed with a central venous catheter for one month (1...

Author(s): Kouassi Antonin Souaga, Eric Koutoua Katché, Jean Calaire Degré, Gnamien Randolph Niava, Kwadjau Anderson Amani, Yoboua Aimé Kirioua-Kamenan, Joseph Kouamé, Yao Hubert and Kouassi Flavien Kendja  

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Antibiotic-producing bacteria isolated from some natural habitats in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria

January 2022

High global prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria due to antibiotics misuse has prompted the need for novel antibacterial compounds to replace the failing antibiotics. This study investigated some natural habitats in Abuja, Nigeria, for antibiotics-producing bacteria. Thirty-six soil samples from termite mounds, river banks and rhizospheres of Anacardium occidentale L. (cashew tree), Gmelina arborea Roxb. ex Sm....

Author(s): Olasinbo Olumuyiwa Balogun, Sylvanus Chukwudi Ugoh and Peters Olawale Oladosu

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Characterization of culturable microbial community in oil contaminated soils in Greater Port Harcourt Area, Nigeria

January 2022

The study investigated microbial population dynamics in soils of Greater Port Harcourt Area, Nigeria. The study involved the quantification of petroleum pollutants and the enumeration and characterization of culturable fungi and bacteria. Gas Chromatograph FID method was used to quantify total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in the soil while morphological and biochemical tests were used to characterize the microorganisms....

Author(s): Wanjala M. P., Odokuma L., Etela I., Ramkat R. and Odogwu B. A.

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

January-March, 2022

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 between ambient temperature and soil temperature with a view to determine the existence of space-earth...

Author(s): Yakubu J. A., Onyeodi U. A., Daniyan L. O., Shuaibu A. and Abangwu U. J.  

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

January 2022

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 non-family businesses. The results show that throughout the pandemic period, family companies are more...

Author(s): Léopold Djoutsa Wamba

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Impact of mycorrhization on transplanting stress and the juvenile growth of an Ivorian forest species Guibourtia ehie (Fabaceae, (A. Chev.) J. Leonard)

January 2022

Ivorian forest has been experiencing degradation for several decades despite reforestation efforts. The main cause of the failure of reforestation policies is an important mortality at the time of planting (transplanting stress). To remedy this problem, mycorrhization technology based on the beneficial effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) could provide a sustainable solution. The objective of this study was to...

Author(s): Don-Rodrigue Bi Rosin Voko, Kouassi Clément Kouassi, Kra Athanase Kouassi and Ibrahim Konaté

Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds
Potential of rice farmer groups in the production of improved seed in Upper Denkyira East Municipality

January-June 2022

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 sampling process. Analysis of data was mainly by mean, frequencies and percentages, while the...

Author(s): Clifford Yeboah-Manson, Enoch Kwame Tham-Agyekum, Eli Gaveh, John-Eudes Andivi Bakang

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Isolation and identification of cellulose-degrading endophytic bacteria from Tomoceridae (springtails)

January 2022

Springtails are considered as an important candidate bioindicator to assess soil quality spiked with trace metals, but little is known of their endophytic bacteria. In this study, a kind of Tomoceridae springtail was used, and a total of 45 effective sequences were obtained through the process of endophytic bacteria isolation, culture, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and sequencing. After NCBI-BLAST, the...

Author(s): Wei Deli, Miao Xiulian, Tian Yue, Du Jing and Wang Meng

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Beyond arms investment: Interrogating the silent drivers of protracted chieftaincy conflicts in Ghana

January-March 2022

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, which protracted the conflict and its resolution. A combined 59 respondents were purposely selected...

Author(s): Samuel Marfo, Halidu Musah and Hamza Mohammed

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Initial performance of Barbados gooseberry plants grown on different soil covers

January, 2022

Barbados gooseberry is an unconventional food plant with great protein production potential for human consumption. A field experiment was conducted with four types of soil covers and six replications to optimize the cultivation of this plant. Treatments were composed of four soil covers, forage peanut, straw from sun hemp and millet, white plastic cover, and a treatment without soil cover and with hoeing. After...

Author(s): Roberto Gomes Vital, Marcos Lopes Rodovalho, Juliana Nascimento Silva, Edmundo Gêda Fernandes Lemos and Abadia dos Reis Nascimento  

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

January, 2022

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 patients in community pharmacies. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on the pharmacists and...

Author(s): Eriko Kobayashi, Yusuke Kanemaru, Kotomi Shioya, Junichi Asaka, Satoshi Yuge, Kenzo Kudo and Nobunori Satoh  

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Isotherms, kinetic and thermodynamic studies of methylene blue adsorption on chitosan flakes derived from African giant snail shell

January 2022

In the present study, modeling of 19 adsorption isotherms, 8 kinetic models and thermodynamics of methylene blue (MB) adsorption on chitosan flakes synthesized using Archachatina marginata shell wastes was investigated in a batch mode. The operational parameters’ effects on the MB adsorption were studied. The model parameters were statistically analyzed using 10 error functions. The choices of the best fitted...

Author(s): Olaosebikan Abidoye Olafadehan, Victor Ehigimetor Bello, Kehinde Olawale Amoo and Adebukola Morufat Bello

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The composition of board of directors and performance: Impact of the political experience after the Tunisian revolution

January-March 2022

This paper investigates the impact of directors’ political experience, acquired on the financial performance of listed companies, after the Tunisian revolution of 2011. We also emphasize the directors’ strategic experience, and the board of directors’ demographic and structural characteristics.  Our data are based on a sample of 22 Tunisian companies listed on the Tunisian stock exchange during...

Author(s): Wided Bouaine and Yosr Hrichi

African Journal of Food Science
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

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 South Sudan. A total of 72 fresh M. caschive and O. niloticus were purchased, of which 24 were iced...

Author(s): Borodi Charles Mondo, Peter Akoll, Margaret Masette and Stephen Mulinda

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
African philosophy: A nebulous label for demeaning indigenous philosophies of people of Africa

January-June 2022

The dark complexioned African academics have written profusely about ‘African philosophy’ and are consequently causing some confusion in the philosophic realm. A continental tag implies homogeneity of the people on the continent which is not the case. Embracing a nebulous term, ‘African philosophy’ has a semblance of emotional reactivity. The dark complexioned African academics while in European...

Author(s): Zireva Davison  

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Agronomic practices in soil water management for sustainable crop production under rain fed agriculture of Drylands in Sub-Sahara Africa

January, 2022

Water is one of the very important inputs necessary for the production of food crops hence, food security and rural livelihoods are essentially linked to the accessibility of water. Eighty percent of the world’s global agricultural land area is under rain-fed; this contributes to 58% of the world’s staple foods. In Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), reliance on rain-fed agriculture is high with 97% of the moisture...

Author(s): S. Lamptey  

International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Perceptions and management of vulnerabilities in daily medical work. West-African situations, Global perspective

January-March 2022

This paper explores the interactions between structural poverty and production of medical care in Burkina Faso. This country represents other African countries with the same structural poverty. These interactions are examined based on healthcare professionals’ perceptions as well as the factors responsible for the vulnerabilities affecting their medical work. A qualitative approach is used to analyze the materials...

Author(s): Isabelle Gobatto

African Journal of Biotechnology
Rapid single-tube splice variants typing of the BF gene based on dual-primer RT-PCR amplification that influence resistance/susceptibility to Marek’s disease in chicken

January 2022

A new effective splice variants typing based on multiplex allele-specific dual-primer RT-PCR assay was developed in a single tube for the rapid detection of the exon 7 splice variant of the BF gene. With 2 pairs of primers, one pair was used for amplifying cDNA fragments containing exon 7 of the BF gene, the other does not contain exon 7 of the BF gene. The templates were amplified in one tube and the type of splice...

Author(s): Yuan-chang Jin, Yu-feng Li, Liang Huang, Jia-jun Zhou, Xue-fang Zhang,  Ran Ma, Meng-lin Lu, Mei-lin Hao, Gang Zeng  and Bo-ping Zeng

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Protein digestibility status of locally available feed ingredients fed to Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the hatchery, Sebeta, Ethiopia

January, 2022

The nutritional value of a feedstuff isn’t only on its chemical composition, however, the content of the nutrients absorb by the aid of the fish. Thus, this study was developed to determine crude protein digestibility status of the five feeds (noug cake (NK), wheat bran (WB), soybean meal (SM), brewery waste (BW), and fish meal (FM) in Oreochromis niloticus. The experiment was conducted using 180 Oreochromis...

Author(s): Abelneh Yimer and Zenebe Tadesse  

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Ethnoecological knowledge allied to the management of wild medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

January-March 2022

This study assessed and documented ethnoecological knowledge of the indigenous people of Ada’a District that has important contribution in the conservation of wild medicinal plants. Both purposive and random sampling methods were used to collect appropriate data. Quantitative and qualitative ethnobotanical methods were used to analyze the ethnoecological data. A significance test on the indigenous knowledge...

Author(s): Alemayehu Kefalew, Sara Sintayehu and Addisie Geremew

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

January-March 2022

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 versus domestic media, and the countries of origin of the international media. The results suggested that...

Author(s): Teri Terigele

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

January-June 2022

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 inter-subjectivity is used to examine these women’s metaphysical identities from Igbo and Yoruba...

Author(s): Opeyemi T. Agoyi and Ucheoma C. Osuji

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Independence factors influencing audit expectation gap in listed deposit money Banks in Nigeria

January-March 2022

This study examines the effect of independence factors on audit expectation gap in listed deposit money banks in Nigeria. The population of the study comprises of the investors/shareholders, lenders and other creditors and a sample of 385 respondents was selected using Cohran sample size formula. The period under study is from January, 2012 to December, 2019. The study used a questionnaire drawn on a five point likert...

Author(s): Aminu Bebeji, Joshua Okpanachi, Terzungwe Nyor and Mohammed Nma Ahmed

African Journal of Agricultural Research
A comparative evaluation of nutrient content of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) larvae to other chicken feeds

January, 2022

Fall armyworm (FAW) Spodoptera frugiperda is a devastating pest of over 350 plant species especially the cereal crops such as, maize, sorghum and rice. The pest is currently posing threats to food security in Africa. FAW could be potential animal feed that can supplement chicken feed. However, there is little information on its nutritional profile as poultry feed. The aim of the study was to compare the nutrient content...

Author(s): Emilly Awuor Okello, Arnold Watako, Calleb Olweny Ochia and Ben Muok  

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants utilized by forest edge communities in southern Sierra Leone

January, 2022

A total of 128 medicinal plant species belonging to 71 genera and 46 families were identified and used to treat 42 human ailments. Euphorbiaceae was the leading family with 14 species, followed by Rubiaceae and Leg-Caesalpiniaceae with 12 and 8 species, respectively. Seven species (Coffea stenophylla, Garcinia afzelii, Mitragyna stipulosa, Irvingia gabonensis, Milicia regia, Nauclea diderrichii and Nesogordonia...

Author(s): Jonathan Johnny, Aiah Lebbie and Richard Wadsworth  

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Use and socio-economic values of Ricinodendron heudelotii (Bail.) Pierre, a wild oil species in Benin

January-March 2022

Ricinodendron heudelotii is a wild oil tree species native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is also found in Benin. Its oil is rich in the essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6), fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and trace elements, essential for human health. Currently, few people know about this oil, likely explaining its almost total absence in rural markets in Benin. The species is also neglected, as little scientific data...

Author(s): Guillaume HOUNSOU-DINDIN, Rodrigue Castro GBEDOMON, Kolawolé Valère SALAKO, Aristide Cossi ADOMOU, Achille ASSOGBADJO, and Romain GLELE KAKAÏ

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Presence of metals in farmland edible termites in Mazabuka District, Zambia

January, 2022

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 for food safety. The household survey was carried out in 8 camps of Magoye and Stateland farming...

Author(s): Meekness Kapaale, Darius Otiato Andika and Philip Obed Yobe Nkunika  

Journal of African Studies and Development
Protracted refugees: Understanding the challenges of refugees in protracted refugee situations in Uganda

January-March 2022

The purpose of this research was to delve into the challenges that refugees in protracted refugee situations in Uganda face under the current refugee progressive policies that guarantee refugees the right to work, the freedom of movement, the freedom to establish businesses, and access to land. We used Focus Group Discussions to collect data from refugees in Arua city/District. The findings showed that despite...

Author(s): Paul Ogwang Tulibaleka, Keneth Tumwesigye and Kuluthum Nakalema

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Prevalence and susceptibility to antibiotics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains isolated from genital samples in Bangui, Central African Republic

January-June 2022

The frequency and antibiotic resistance of N. gonorrhoeae are increasing worldwide. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of N. gonorrhoeae in genital swabs. A collaborative cross-sectional study was conducted by a team of Microbiologist, Dermato-Venerologist and Occupational Physician in Bangui, from January 2015 to December 2018. Genital samples were stained by the Gram method, grown on blood agar and the...

Author(s): Christian Diamant Mossoro-Kpinde,, Hermione Dahlia Mossoro-Kpinde, Fabrice Clavaire Assana, André Kouabosso, Alain Jean Michel Assana, Léon Kobangué, Gérard Grésenguet,  

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

January-March, 2022

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 peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-?) in the prostatic tissues. The TCSO was extracted...

Author(s): Esosa Uhunmwangho, Celestina Olafusi and Ifeoluwatomi Akinyemi  

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

January-March 2022

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 in the locality and subsequent changes in gender relations. Through ethnographic fieldwork, this...

Author(s): Main Uddin

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Challenges for world natural heritage protection through coordinating a variety of values

January-March 2022

Designation of protected areas is an extremely effective means of "protecting" the natural environment and natural resources, and registration as a world natural heritage site is an extremely effective conservation policy for protecting its outstanding universal value. This paper introduces three cases such as Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam, Galapagos Islands and Shirakami-Sanchi in Japan which are the sites of world...

Author(s): Kazunobu SUZUKI 

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Analysis of constraints to poverty reduction among smallholder farmers in Northern Region, Ghana

January-March 2022

The northern part of Ghana is bedeviled with high incidence of poverty with threatening food insecurity. Agriculture is the main stay of the people in northern Ghana. In spite of the introduction of variety of poverty reduction strategies, the region remains the hardest hit in terms of the numbers of poor people. This study sought to evaluate the constraints to poverty reduction among farmers in the northern region. The...

Author(s): Abdul-Mumin Abdulai  

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