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January 2022

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

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

January 2022

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The nexus between bank size and financial performance: Does internal control adequacy matter?

The economic development of any nation is largely dependent on the stability of the nation’s banking industry, because the industry promotes the savings culture of the public, aids capital funding, implements the monetary policy of  a country and promotes the facilitation of international trade. Therefore this study examined the effect of bank size on the financial performance of listed Deposit Money Banks in...

Author(s): Akinola Abisola

January 2022

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials
In-vitro antibacterial activity of Pterolobium stellatum leaves extract against selected standard bacteria

Traditional use of herbal medicines implies substantial historical use, and this is certainly true for many products that are available as ‘traditional herbal medicines. The experimental study was conducted between February and May, 2016 at University of Gondar on antibacterial effect of leaf extract of Pterolobium stellatum. The purpose of the present study was to test the antimicrobial effect of P. stellatum...

Author(s): Tilahun Yohannes, Sara Teklay, Endalkachew Bizualem and Sibhatu Gebrehiwot  

January 2022

African Journal of Plant Science
Normalized difference vegetation index as screening trait to complement visual selections of durum wheat drought tolerant genotypes

Normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is considered as a potential screening tool detecting stay green traits for drought tolerance. The present study aimed to evaluate durum wheat genotypes using NDVI under drought condition and investigate its association to grain yield. NDVI scores taken at different growth stages for 64 durum wheat genotypes were replicated twice in both sandy clay and clay textured soils...

Author(s): Alemayehu Zemede Lemma, Firew Mekbib Hailemariam, Kebebew Assefa Abebe and Zewdie Bishaw

January 2022

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Variability of the magnetospheric electric field due to high-speed solar wind convection from 1964 to 2009

Focusing on the classification of solar winds into three types of flux: (1) slow winds, (2) fluctuating winds, and (3) high speed-solar winds HSSW (V ≥ 450 km/s on average day), the influence of the convection electric field (EM) via the flow of HSSWs during storms in the internal magnetosphere and on the stability of magnetospheric plasma at high latitudes was investigated. The study involved 1964-2009 period, which...

Author(s): Gnanou Inza, Zoundi Christian, Kaboré Salfo and Ouattara Frédéric

January 2022

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Optimizing community participation in the management of Yala Wetland Ecosystem, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya: The Yala Hub Framework

Wetlands are particularly important environmental assets whose sustainability requires meaningful participation of the riparian communities in their management. Yala Wetland is an important resource whose key challenges involve land and water resource use for competing interests which prompted Siaya and Busia County regional Governments to initiate preparation, a Land Use Plan (LUP)/Strategic Environmental Assessment...

Author(s): Douglas O. Odero and Victor A. O. Odenyo

January 2022

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus) as a de facto forest common for local communities in Ghana

This paper discusses how rosewood as a common-pool resource is managed and utilized at the local community level in the wake of aggravated exploitation of the resource for export to feed external markets. Non-probability sampling technique coupled with focus group discussion was used to collect primary data from two administrative districts in the transitional zone between the savannah and high forest in Ghana. In all,...

Author(s): Obiri D. B., Abukari H., Oduro K. A., Quartey R. K., Dawoe E. L. K., Twintoh J. J. and Opuni-Frimpong E.

January 2022

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
An empirical study of the impact of VAT on the buying behavior of households in the United Arab Emirates

Value added tax (VAT) discouraged consumption, encouraged savings, and generated higher economic growth. Evidence on the actual effectiveness of consumption taxes in changing the consumption patterns and stimulating savings is limited. This study used an ex-post facto research design to assess the impact of VAT on goods and services on the buying behavior of consumers in UAE. It analyzed the changes that consumers in...

Author(s): Hadal Hammour and John Mckeown

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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.  

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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)

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

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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)

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

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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  

January 2022

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

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

January 2022

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

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.

January 2022

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

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

December 2021

African Journal of Plant Science
Occurrence of maize yellow mosaic virus and evidence of co-infection with maize lethal necrosis viruses in Bomet County, Kenya

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease is caused by synergistic interaction between maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV). However, some East African countries have detected maize infecting polerovirus named maize yellow mosaic virus (MaYMV) also known as maize yellow dwarf virus (MYDV-RMV) co-infecting maize with MLN viruses. Maize yellow dwarf virus occurrence and distribution in different...

Author(s): Chepkorir Tanui, Sylvester Anami, Jane Wamaitha and Bramwel Waswa Wanjala

December 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of green manures and mining waste composts on the growth and yield of Abelmoschus esculentus L., Corchorius olitorius L. and Glycine max from Togo

In West Africa, agriculture faces many problems including soil degradation. In this study, the effects of four composts on okra and soybean have been evaluated. The plants were sown using a Fisher block design with 5 treatments and 4 replicates/treatments. The green manure of three selected fertilizer species was also evaluated on the growth and yield of okra and of jute mallow in order to identify the best organic...

Author(s): Outende Toundou, Videdji Naesse Adjahossou, Gbenonchi Mawussi, Oudjaniyobi Simalou and Koffi Tozo  

December 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Knowledge of vegetable insect pests, diseases and control measures in Morogoro and Iringa regions in Tanzania: A call for integrated pest management

This study investigates vegetable growers’ knowledge about insect pests, diseases and control methods. The study adopted cross-sectional research design, employing survey method and involving 400 randomly selected vegetable growers. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to summarize raw data. Colored cards of important pests coupled with field visits were used for pest identification. The...

Author(s): Kabote S. J., Mamiro D. P., Maerere A. P., Sibuga K. P., Mtui H. D., Mgembe E. R., Erbaugh M. and Cardina J.  

December 2021

African Journal of Plant Science
Bioconversion of bananiculture waste for Amazon edible mushroom production

The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of banana stalk and pseudostem residues from two banana cultivars as cultivation substrate for the Amazonian Pleurotus ostreatus NATB. The residues of the two cultivars (silver-dwarf and thap-maeo) were used to cultivate P. ostreatus NATB from the Mushroom Cultivation Laboratory Micoteca, CTI, INPA, Brazil, reactivated in medium Potato Dextrose...

Author(s): Adriana da Silva Nunes⊃, Márcio Laranjeira Anselmo⊃, Gabriellen Yasmine de Oliveira Pedreno, Vanessa Costa Alves Galúcio and Ceci Sales-Campos

December 2021

Journal of Geology and Mining Research
Use of computer softwares and geomatic techniques for reclamation study of environmentally degraded mined lands in Benin City, Nigeria

Land degradation in the form of creation of massive pits, and deforestation of land are some adverse impacts associated with open pit mining activities. Benin City and its environs have witnessed a high proliferation of open pit sand and/ laterite mining activities popularly called borrow pits in recent times, with its associated environmental risk. This research is carried on five selected sand mines in Benin City to...

Author(s): Kalu Iroakazi Kalu, Opeyemi Emmanuel Abiodun and Clement Olanrewaju Alaba  

December 2021

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Effect of adoption of improved cassava variety tme 419 on farmers’ livelihood in Ekiti State, Nigeria

The study examined the effect of adoption of improved cassava variety TME 419 on farmers’ livelihood in Ekiti State. Specifically it examined the effect of adoption of TME 419 variety on farmers’ cassava output, income and livelihood activities. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select 192 respondents for the study from Agriculture Development Project Extension Zones in Ondo State....

Author(s): K. P. Owoseni, O. Okunlola and B. Akinwalere  

December 2021

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Evaluation of the adverse effects of Dracaena steudneri Engl. stem bark aqueous extract in Wistar rats

Safety of medicinal plants/products is one of the major areas that require more attention because of the high rate at which consumers use medicinal plants/products due to their availability and accessibility. Dracaena steudneri Engl. is among the plants being used and recommended for the treatment of several diseases for decades among the traditional health practitioners. Despite its frequent use, there is little...

Author(s): Mercy Gladys Tenywa, Esther Katuura, Casim Umba Tolo, Clement Olusoji Ajayi and Amon Ganafa Agaba  

December 2021

Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds
Characterization of finger millet germplasm for mineral contents: Prospects for breeding

Knowledge of existing genetic variability is essential for initiating a successful breeding program. A set of 628 finger millet accessions comprising accessions from the core collection, farmer preferred and improved varieties released in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were profiled for nutrient content. Accessions showed very high variability for the different nutrient contents. Local cultivars and varieties released in...

Author(s): Ojulong Henry Fred, Patrick Sheunda, Joseph Kibuka, Anil Kumar, Abhishek Rathore, Eric Manyasa and Daniel Ajaku  

December 2021

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Optimized flow cytometric protocol and genome size estimation of Sabah snake grass (Clinacanthus nutans)

Clinacanthus nutans is an economically important medicinal plant that can be found grown in many countries in the Asian region. Useful medicine properties such as anti-cancer, anti-bacteria, and anti-viral, backed by its high content of phytochemical compounds such vitexin, isovitexin, stigmasterol and lupeol has increased the demand for C. nutans in the market. Extensive work had been carried out on its content and...

Author(s): Vidhyaini Kandaiah, Nallammai Singaram and Kodi Isparan Kandasamy  

December 2021

Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution
Management of ethnic conflict in Ethiopia: The case of Amhara and Oromo ethnic groups

This paper seeks to examine the causes and management of ethnic conflicts in Ethiopia, with a particular reference to the two major ethnic groups, the Amhara and Oromo. Ethiopia is a multi-ethnic country where various ethnic groups have lived together for millennia, in relative peace. Over the last few years, intra-ethnic conflicts have intensified. Even though the two major ethnic groups, the Amhara, and the Oromo,...

Author(s): Moges Zewiddu Teshome

December 2021

African Journal of Business Management
The “custen model”: How experiential it is from the Ghanaian higher education spectrum

The research aims to propagate the “custen model” that suggests how the management of Ghanaian universities could retain qualified and knowledgeable students through its relationship officers. A survey design was engaged. A total of 500 respondents from selected universities in Ghana were used. Data were explored using smartPLS 3. The results revealed that the “Custen Model” that is customer...

Author(s): Affran S., Gyamfi E. N, and Odonkor S.,

December 2021

Journal of Land Management and Appraisal
Land tenure and its implications on Local Land Governance in Sierra Leone: A case study of Bombali District

There exists a dual land tenure system in Sierra Leone. A freehold tenure regime operated in Western Area, co-exists with a customary land tenure that covers the provinces. The freehold system facilitates development of a cash economy; the customary system has been identified to inhibit the modernization of the large rural agrarian economic landscape. International development organizations strongly advocate land policy...

Author(s): Bankolay Theodore Turay and Romanus Dogkubong Dinye

December 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Robustness of food security and policy trust on smallholder participation in Ghana’s planting for food and jobs programme

The Planting for Food and Jobs programme was initiated in 2017 as a strategy to create jobs, promote food production and enhance food security in Ghana, especially among smallholder farmers. This research applies mixed research approach to explore the robustness of policy trust and food security risk on smallholder participation in the programme. Using multistage sampling, a total of 164 respondents were selected for...

Author(s): Nakuja Tekuni, Godwin H. Kyere, Samuel A. Anang and Nicholas O. Mensah

December 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Traditional processing and quality attributes of Dambou, a steamed coarse semolina

Dambou is a traditional cereal-based food consumed in northern Benin. The traditional production method, marketing and consumption of Dambou were evaluated through a field investigation. A semi-structured questionnaire composed of socio-cultural profile of the stakeholders, nature of raw materials and processing methods used in Dambou production, quality attributes and consumption forms of Dambou was administrated to...

Author(s): Janvier M. Kindossi, Carole N. A. Vihotogbe-Sossa, Ogouyôm H. Iko Afé, Véronique B. Codé and Paulin Azokpota  

December 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
An analytical assessment of climate change trends and their impacts on hydropower in Sondu Miriu River Basin, Kenya

Hydropower is cost effective environment friendly and worldwide proven sustainable energy source. Driven by streamflow stream flows, it is vulnerable to climate change and land use change. The hydropower production from the two-existing run-of-river hydropower projects on the Sondu Miriu River are vulnerable to rainfall variability and requires proper understanding of the climate change trends and policies to support...

Author(s): Ochieng Willis Owino, Oludhe Christopher, Dulo Simeon and Olaka Lydia

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