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October 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Food waste produced lactic acid for pathogen inactivation, urea stabilization and odor control in feces

Source separated human feces can be used as a valuable source of nutrients if it is properly sanitized and its nutrient is conserved. In this study, the efficiency of fresh cabbage waste produced lactic acid treatment of human feces as a pretreatment to evaluate the sanitizing effect, urea stabilizing, and odor removal was investigated for 33 days. Four reactors were used for the treatment process containing different...

Author(s): Zerihun Getaneh, Agizew Nigussie, Adey Desta and Nancy G. Love

October 2021

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Coming-out in Body Integrity Dysphoria

The term body integrity dysphoria (BID) describes a discrepancy between the actual anatomical body constitution and the mentally represented body of a physically impaired person, which is often experienced as chronically dysphoric as well as the resulting desire of the affected person to have a (permanent) physical impairment (amputation, paralysis, etc.) in order to complement their own “true” identity. In...

Author(s): Maya Berger, Aglaja Stirn and Erich Kasten  

October 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Consumers’ purchase attitudes toward Shanzhai products: An empirical study of Chinese consumers

Shanzhai products have witnessed a huge growth China market. Although the shanzhai problem has been discussed in the literature, most of the studies are mainly literature review, practical report, or theoretical analysis. Empirical research remains scarce, especially the examination of underlying key purchase determinants of shanzhai purchase from consumer behavior perspective. This study embeds the shanzhai phenomenon...

Author(s): Xi Chen and Yun Wang

October 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Fair value accounting: Perspective on stewardship function

This paper reviews the existing and emerging perspectives on fair value accounting (FVA) in the context of the stewardship function of financial reporting. This study draws on diverse research threads and theoretical notions to advance a comprehensive assessment of existing FVA research in the context of the trade-off between decision-usefulness and the stewardship objective. By conducting a narrative literature review,...

Author(s): Dusan Andrejcik, Gurcharan Singh and Anwar Halari

October 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Corporate governance and economic sustainability reporting in Nigeria

Economic sustainability reporting enhances the financial strength of the company by meeting the diverse needs of stakeholders. Whereas, financial performance covers about 25% of the economic sustainability performance indicators as indicated in the GRI-4. To this extent, the study helps to fill this gap by considering the effect of corporate governance on economic sustainability reporting in quoted companies on Nigerian...

Author(s): Olayinka, Olalekan Moses

October 2021

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Diversity, structure and health of a cocoa based agroforest system in the Humid dense forest, East Cameroon

Cocoa is a major cash crop in Cameroon, where its production and export contributes significantly to the national economy and in poverty alleviation. Cocoa-based agroforestry systems (cAFS) have been recognised as a fair strategy for natural resource management, combining both the agricultural and conservation objectives. This study aims to (1) assess the diversity, (2) analyses the floristic and structural...

Author(s): Essomba Henry Seraphin, Betti Jean Lagarde, Priso Richard, Ngueguim Jules and Njimbam Oumar Farrick

October 2021

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Extrapolating technology from research plots to commercial scale and challenges involved: Case study of plantain macro-propagation technique

Commercialization of research technologies and innovations by research institutes is being intensified due to declining government funding for research and dwindling donor inflows. Lack of quality planting materials continues to be a major challenge in the production of plantains. CSIR-Crops Research Institute signed a three-year contract with a private company to supply quality plantain plantlets using the...

Author(s): Adjei A. E., Tetteh E. N., Darkey S., Dzomeku B. M., Mintah P. and Anti M.

October 2021

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Using participatory epidemiology tools to determine perceived risk factors for foot-and-mouth disease occurrence in selected sub-counties of Isingiro district in Uganda

Preliminary steps of the progressive control pathway for foot-and-mouth disease (PCP-FMD), underscores information on risk areas and risk factors for FMD circulation, as essential in development and implementation of appropriate control and elimination strategies. Isingiro district in Uganda, suffers annual FMD outbreaks despite controls implemented by the Government. Using participatory epidemiology (PE) approaches, we...

Author(s): Kerfua Susan D., Nantima Noelina, Ademun Rose Ayebazibwe Chrisostom, Okuthe Sam, Sserugga Joseph, Ejobi Francis, Atim Stella and Lumu Paul

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Developing optimal irrigation scenario for onion (Allium cepa L.) in view of leaching requirement and drainable excess water at Werer Agricultural Center, Amibara, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

The field experiment were performed on the site of Werer Agricultural Research Center (Ethiopia)  to study optimal irrigation scenario by taking in to account the leaching requirement and drainable excess water for three successive years. Six irrigation treatments were evaluated at different growth stages of onion plant namely at initial growth stage four irrigation event  23 mm (T1), 16.2 mm (T2) 21.0 mm...

Author(s): Fikadu Robi, Kebede Nanesa, Jemal Mohammed and Wondimu Tolcha

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
On-farm phenotypic characterization of indigenous Tswana sheep population in selected Districts of Southern Botswana

This study aimed to phenotypically characterize indigenous Tswana sheep under its natural environment and develop prediction equations for body weight using linear body measurements in Kgatleng, Kweneng, Southern and South-East districts of Botswana. Multistage purposive sampling was used for selection of districts. Data on qualitative characters and quantitative measurements were made on 665 sheep stratified by...

Author(s): Monosi Andries Bolowe, Ketshephaone Thutwa, Patrick Monametsi Kgwatalala, Phetogo Ineeleng Monau and Cosmos Malejane  

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Response of plant spacing on the morphology and yield of five hot pepper lines

This study aimed to determine the effects of plant spacing on some morphological traits and yields of 5 hot pepper lines. The trial was laid out in a 5 × 3 factorial in randomized complete block design with 4 replications. Five pepper lines (ICPN16#3, ICPN16#4, ICPN16#6, ICPN16#7, and ICPN16#9) and 3 plant spacing (70 cm × 30 cm, 70 cm × 40 cm and 70 cm × 50 cm) were used. The results revealed...

Author(s): Boateng E., Adjei E. A., Osei M. K., Offei K. O. and Olympio N. S.

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Impacts on access to factors of production among smallholder farmers in central Uganda during COVID-19 lockdown

Author(s): Beatrice Wamuyu Mbugua, Samuel Apori Obeng, Marius Murongo, Williams Opoku-Agyemang, Emmanuel Hanyabui and Abdoulaye Fofana Fall

October 2021

Scientific Research and Essays
Total electron content response to two moderate geomagnetic storms in July 2003 at Niamey Station in Niger

The present paper reviews CODG TEC response to the moderate storm of July 26, 2003 and that of July 29 at Niamey station in West African equatorial station (Geo Lat 13° 28'45.3 "N; Geo long: 02° 10'59.5" E) in Niger. These two moderate geomagnetic storms are of solar wind origin. The study showed an increase in CODG TEC values during the initial phase of the storm and a decrease in CODG TEC...

Author(s): Zoundi Christian, Dama Stéphane, Kadidia Nonlo Drabo and Ouattara Frédéric

October 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Prevalence and factors associated with psychoactive drugs use among employees in 2019 in two companies in Cotonou, Benin

The use of psychoactive drugs remains a public health and social issue in Benin and impacts health, medical and social life at working place. The study aims to determine the prevalence and the factors associated with psychoactive drugs use in 2019 in two companies based in Cotonou, Benin. A cross-sectional survey was carried out from 09 to 31 December 2019. The study involved 455 workers aged 22 to 60 in two companies,...

Author(s): Badirou Aguemon, Barikissou Georgia Damien, Vikkey Hinson, Alex Zonsiga and Paul Ayelo

October 2021

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Sewage sludge and NPK Application to enhance growth, yield and quality of kale and spinach crops

Sewage sludge is considered as a valuable supplement because of its high organic matter, macro and micro nutrients. Its application has been studied in combination with recommended fertilizer dose (NPK is combination of N, P and K) for crops, viz. Kale and Spinach. The experiment comprised nine treatments (T1=0%SS+0%NPK as Control, T2=25%SS+0%NPK, T3=50%SS+0%NPK, T4=75%SS+0%NPK, T5=100%SS+0%NPK, T6=25%SS+75%NPK,...

Author(s): Sabia Zafar, Sameer Farooq, Insha Khursheed, Khalid Hussain, Hilal Ahmad Qazi, Tasadoq Hussain Jaweed, Farooq Ahmad Lone

October 2021

African Journal of Food Science
A novel platform test to detect beta-lactam residues in raw milk

The mastitis causing microorganisms resist beta-lactam antibiotics by releasing beta-lactamase and the enzyme can be traced in raw milk. This study was aimed at developing a novel platform test to detect beta-lactam antibiotics residues in raw milk based on the Hardy Diagnostic Beta-lactamase Test (HDBT) reagent. The HDBT ingredients modified were penicillin, sodium chloride, trisodium citric acid, trisodium phosphate...

Author(s): Teresiah W. Ndungu, Patrick S. Muliro and Mary Omwamba

October 2021

African Journal of Business Management
A review of knowledge management and its application in the contemporary business environment

The quest for a better way of enhancing firm performance has led to the discovery of knowledge as a unique and firm-specific resource for achieving competitive advantage. Knowledge management has gained the attention of practitioners and scholars in recent times. Knowledge management involves obtaining the right set of information and making them available to the right people, at the right time. When an adequate...

Author(s): Japhet Imhanzenobe, Olaoluwa Adejumo and Olapeju Ikpesu

October 2021

International Journal of Psychology and Counselling
Cross-cultural adaptation of an intimate partner violence screening tool (WAST) for the Mozambican context; implications for more effective HIV prevention and treatment counseling

This article aims to translate and implement the cross-cultural adaptation of the WAST - Woman Abuse Screening Tool, designed in English and used to track violence by an intimate partner. For adaptation, the conceptual equivalence of terms and semantics between the original version in English and the version translated into Portuguese was evaluated, the result of two translations and back-translation, discussion by a...

Author(s): Joaquim S. Matavel, Khátia Munguambe, Debra Rose Wilson, Osvaldo Loquiha and James G. Linn,

October 2021

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
Of races: From social constructionism to biological realism

Racial constructionists tend to make three claims about race: (1) races have their origin as social constructs-that races arise at a particular time in history; (2) races were either created with the purpose or have had the effect of creating hierarchies of power that require treating socially constructed groups in distinct ways; and (3) biological racial realism is false. These claims amount to the larger claim that...

Author(s): COREY Barnes

October 2021

Journal of Philosophy and Culture
The African state today and the democracy ideal: A case for a critical return

Undoubtedly, many modern nation-states seek to achieve a better form of democratic governance. The African nation-state is not an exception. However, the attempt by African nation-states to achieve the ideal form of democratic governance has been especially problematic. The real problem, as we see it, is that because of the forces of colonization and neo-colonization, Africa especially has scarcely had the opportunity...

Author(s): Nancy Oppongwaa Myles and Paa Kweku Quansah

October 2021

International Journal of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Research
Rilpivirine and Etravirine resistance among HIV-1 infected patients failing first generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) in Busia, Western Kenya

Rilpivirine (RPV) and Etravirine (ETR) are second-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) that are not used for HIV-1 treatment in Kenya. In this cross-sectional study, we sequenced and analyzed the reverse transcriptase and pol regions of HIV-1 genome from 140 HIV infected individuals from Busia County Referral Hospital, Western Kenya, who were on anti-HIV treatment with confirmed virologic...

Author(s): James Munyao Kingoo, Anne WT Muigai, Viviene Matiru and Samoel A. Khamadi

October 2021

International Journal of Physical Sciences
Performance analysis of the 23 MWp grid connected photovoltaic plant in Diass Senegal

This paper presents the performance analysis of a 23 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant installed in Diass, Senegal. The solar photovoltaic power plant is composed of 85608 polycrystalline PV modules and 8 transformer stations (TS). Each TS consists of 4 inverters, several DC BOX and 2 transformers. The environmental and performance data of the plant used in this work were recorded throughout the year 2020. The...

Author(s): Fatima LACH-HEB, Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE, Anna Kerstin USBECK and Mohamed Cherif AIDARA  

October 2021

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Dietary patterns and nutritional adequacy among the youth (aged 15-24 years) in Ruaka-Nairobi and The Technical University of Kenya

Malnutrition, in all its forms, is a problem of global proportions and requires urgent action. In many parts of the world, most adolescents receive inadequate nutrients needed to meet the body’s daily requirements in terms of quantity, frequency, and quality to survive, grow and develop to their full potential. Food systems are therefore important in addressing problems of malnutrition, food insecurity and...

Author(s): Catherine W. Kimani, Mukani Moyo, Lucy Mwaura and Tawanda Muzhingi  

October 2021

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Comparative study of wild chamomile plants from the north-west of Morocco: Bioactive components and total antioxidant activity

Morocco presents numerous plants due its localization between the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and the variability of its mountainous terrain, with a rich range of medicinal plants. Cladanthus mixtus (L.) Oberpr. & Vogt and Matricaria chamomilla L., two Asteraceae (Compositae) from Beni Hassane region in north-western Morocco are both used in traditional medicine for the treatment of different ailments. The...

Author(s): Amina EL MIHYAOUI, María Emilia Candela CASTILLO, Antonio CANO, Josefa HERNANDEZ-RUIZ, Ahmed LAMARTI and Marino Bañon ARNAO  

October 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Competitive strategies for purchasing of cocoa by licensed buying companies in Ghana: The determinants and performance implications

This study explored the different competitive strategies used by the Licensed Buying Companies (LBC), the determinants of their choices and how it affected their performance. It also determined whether these strategies used influenced a farmer’s decision to sell the cocoa beans to the LBCs as well as the constraints faced by farmers and the LBCS in doing business. Primary data was used for this study. Descriptive...

Author(s): John-Eudes Bakang, Alexander Annor Frimpong, Seth Etuah, Enoch Kwame Tham-Agyekum, Isaac Nii Sowah, Emmanuel Amponsah Doodo, Mark Amponsah, Evelyn Kyeraa Boateng and Mariama Iddrisu  

October 2021

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Pattern of refractive errors in persons with albinism in two states of North-Western Nigeria

Albinism is a heterogenous group of disorders of melanin synthesis or distribution that is genetically inherited. Refractive errors are common in participants with albinism and high values have been reported. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of refractive errors in people living with albinism in North-Western Nigeria. This was a prospective hospital-based study, carried out over 12 months from April...

Author(s): Sadiq Hassan, Saudat G. Habib, Philips I. Ebisike, Rabi Y. Sani, Eiman Bashir, Saudat M. Umar and Lawan Abdu  

October 2021

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Mode of inheritance for resistance to FOC Race 1 and fruit quality traits in Sukali Ndizi cultivar of Banana

Information on the genetic control of resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp.cubense (FOC) race (1) and fruit quality traits in Sukali Ndizi cultivar of banana is key to its genetic improvement. The mode of resistance to Fusarium wilt in Sukali Ndizi was analyzed in 536 hybrids and 5 parental lines and quality attributes in 137 hybrids and two parental lines, grown in same environment. Fruit quality was assessed by...

Author(s): Henry Buregyeya,, Kashub S. Tumwesigye, Moses Matovu, Kephas Nowakunda, Priver Namanya, Wilberforce K. Tushemereirwe, Eldad Karamura and Patrick Rubaihayo  

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Performance evaluation of a cassava solar dryer in Busia County

Cassava roots are processed by peeling using knives, chopping into small pieces, then dried and milled into flour with dried maize, sorghum or millet. This traditional method of drying takes 7 to 14 days and is prone to contamination. The objective of this study was to add value to small scale farmers’ cassava in Busia County through solar drying. Fresh cassava roots were peeled and washed in running water and...

Author(s): Richard Njue and Noah Wawire  

October 2021

African Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical management and long term postoperative follow-up of atrial septal defects in adults

The aim is to report an Ivorian experience of the surgical management of atrial septal defects in adulthood. Our retrospective study included 19 patients over 18 years old operated on for atrial septal defects (ASD) between January 2005 and December 2015 at the Abidjan Heart Institute (AHI). 13 women and 6 men with a mean age of 26±9.07 years were included. For each patient we noted the clinical and para-clinical...

Author(s): Kouassi Antonin SOUAGA, Jean Calaire DEGRÉ, Koutouan Eric KATCHÉ, Yoboua Aimé KIRIOUA-KAMENAN, Kwadjau Anderson AMANI, Gnamien Randolph NIAVA, Kouadio Joseph KOUAME, Landry KOHOU-KONE, Yves N&#;GORAN, Kouassi Flavien KENDJA, Michel KANGAH

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of fertilizer placement on storage root yield and leaf elemental concentration of ‘Whatley/Loretan’ sweetpotato variety

Field studies were conducted to evaluate the effect of various fertilizer placements on nutrient uptake, growth responses, storage root yield and leaf elemental concentration of Whatley/Loretan sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.]. The fertilizer placement treatments comprised broadcast (Br), banded at two different widths (Ba), side dressing (Sd) or applied in various combinations of the above, and an untreated...

Author(s): Daniel S. Ahiabor, Desmond G. Mortley, Conrad K. Bonsi and Eunice A. Bonsi  

October 2021

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Clinical pharmacists education and counselling in patients with co-morbid hypertension and diabetes in a Municipal hospital in Ghana

Hypertension and diabetes co-morbidity are very common chronic diseases in today’s world. Patients with such conditions may have medication related problems. Assessment was made on the impact of clinical pharmacists’ led education and counselling in patients with co-morbid hypertension and diabetes in a hospital setting. This study was done at the medical outpatient department (OPD) of a Municipal Hospital...

Author(s): Kwakye A. O., Buabeng K. O., Opare-Addo N. A. M. and Owusu-Dabo E.  

October 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Molecular characterization of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant malaria parasites among pregnant women in Anambra State, Nigeria

The study determined the prevalence of malaria parasitemia among pregnant women using Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) and assessed Plasmodium falciparum dihydropteroate reductase (Pfdhfr) and dihydropteroate synthetase (Pfdhps) resistance genes among the subjects. Three hundred and ninety consenting pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria...

Author(s): Isaac Okezie Godwin, Ifeoma Mercy Ekejindu, George Uchenna Eleje, Christian Chibuzo Ibeh, Dorothy Amauche Ezeagwuna, Chigozie Geoffrey Okafor and Ahaneku Iherue Osuji  

October 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Spatio-temporal distribution of Naididae tubificids species and bio-evaluation of the quality of some surface water bodies of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Despite their great interest for the integrated management of water resources, information on the ecology of aquatic oligochaetes is still sketchy in Cameroon. The present study aims at contributing to the knowledge on the distribution, microhabitat and life history of Naididae tubificids taxa in some eight water bodies of the city of Yaoundé. A total of 132 samples were analysed and the morphospecies Branchiura...

Author(s): Moussima Yaka Diane Armelle, Ajeagah Gideon Aghaindum and Bilong Bilong Charles Félix

October 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Assessing and plugging the missing links for effective community participation in the Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Plan of Yala Wetland, Kenya

Wetlands are one of the world’s most important environmental assets but currently face complex challenges. Wetlands’ long-term sustainability require participation of the riparian communities in their management, yet this involvement in seeking solutions to wetland’s resources use remains a grave challenge. Yala Wetland, Kenya is a very important resource whose challenges revolve around land and water...

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

October 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Application of renewable technology for mitigating environmental hazards of palm oil industry: Strategy for climate change and adaptation

Improper disposal and burning of agricultural residues are commonly practiced in some developing countries in which harmful gaseous products released into the atmosphere and some are depleted and reacted with the soil causing environmental pollution. Renewable technology can therefore be introduced for the utilization of the residues and ensure proper storage medium of the residues. An investigation was carried out on...

Author(s): Onifade T. B., Akanni A. O., Wandiga S. O. and Harvey P. J.

October 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Uses and microbiological quality of fresh cow's milk sold in three markets in South Benin

The aim of this study was to determine the common uses and evaluate the microbiological safety of raw milk sold in southern Benin. To determine the different uses of raw milk, 345 individuals were surveyed in three locations (Allada, Ouidah, and Zongo). Per location, 115 individuals were randomly sampled. For the microbial analysis, milk samples were collected from the three targeted locality in southern Benin (Allada,...

Author(s): Oumarou DJOBO, Haziz SINA, Pocoun Damè KOMBIENOU, Wilfrande Morenikè DJENONTIN, Virgile AHYI, Issaka Youssao Abdou KARIM, Adolphe ADJANOHOUN, Manuel RENDUELES and Lamine BABA-MOUSSA  

October 2021

African Journal of Business Management
A meta-synthesis of trade logistics influence on international trade

Logistics systems are inexplicably linked to trade and investment, and their significance in describing a country’s competitiveness in an increasingly globalized world is growing. Improved trade logistics, in conjunction by a way of more economic liberalization climate, increased volume and size of trade, as well as reach in distribution and production activities. With careful reviews, the study discussed a...

Author(s): Yekini Ojenya Salawu and Seyed Mohammadreza Ghadiri

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Environmental factors influencing the presence of the Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus) and phytoecological characterization of its habitat in Benin, Western Africa

Understanding the habitat preference of the Stone Partridge (Ptilopachus petrosus) is a crucial step for its conservation and management across different ecosystems. This study was focused on the environmental factors and the vegetation data of the species habitat which were collected from 60 plots surveyed along 6 perpendiculars transects. Binary logistic regression was used to determine the relationship between the...

Author(s): Christelle Sevenou Aimee CODJIA, Anselm Ego ONYIMONYI, Toussaint Olou LOUGBEGNON and Jean Timothée Claude CODJIA

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Simultaneous selection for grain yield and stability of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] genotypes in Northeast Ethiopia

Sorghum is an important crop in Ethiopia. However, its productivity is low owing to lack of farmer-preferred and stable improved varieties. To identify suitable cultivars, multi-environment evaluation of sorghum genotypes was carried out at four locations for two years. The result of AMMI ANOVA showed that genotype (G), environment (E) and genotype-environment interaction (G×E) significantly (P<0.01) affected...

Author(s): Fisseha Worede, Fasil Tarekegn and Kebede Teshome  

October 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Assessment of the parasite load of lettuce, tomato and cucumber from some large vegetables production sites in Mali

Fresh vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Consumed raw, they could be agents of transmission of intestinal parasites. The frequency and variability of parasites eggs on thirty-two samples each of lettuce, tomato and cucumber form irrigated vegetable farms in Bamako, Kati, Baguineda, Samanko, Sikasso and Niono were evaluated. The parasite load was assessed using Uga et al. method, which consist the...

Author(s): Sanata Traoré, Mamadou Weleba Bagayoko, Fassé Samaké, and Amadou Hamadoun Babana  

October 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Rabies virus in biting dogs and behaviour at risk of zoonotic transmission of rabies in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Rabies is an infectious, viral disease, usually inoculable by dog bite and common to humans and other mammals. It is a major zoonosis but neglected especially in Africa. However, it is the most serious and feared zoonosis in the world because once declared it leads inevitably to death. The objective of this study was to search for rabies virus in biting dogs received in 2020 at the veterinary clinic of the National...

Author(s): Dieudonné Tialla,  

October 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Characterization of bacterial strains from bacterial culture collection of rice sheath in Burundi highlights an Alcaligenes species strain with antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas fuscovaginae rice pathogen

The sheath rot rice disease is known to be associated to Pseudomonas fuscovaginae and a recent study on the symptomatic of sheath rot revealed that this bacterial pathogen is abundant in highland rice ecology cultivation in Burundi. From asymptomatic samples of sheath rice, a collection of bacterial isolates and culturable microbiome have been carried out. A comparison between the culturable microbiome and total...

Author(s): Musonerimana Samson, , Cristina Bez, Habarugira Georges, Bigirimana Joseph and Vittorio Venturi  

October 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Biosafety, bacteriological quality and strategy of biopreservative administration for controlling spoilage bacteria in Thai traditional dried seafood products

Biosafety has currently become an important public health issue in seafood industry of Thailand. In order to enhance quality of seafood products, three phases of study were established. In the first phase, biosafety of traditional processed squid sold in Chon Buri province, Thailand compiled from literatures between 2002 and 2019 was evaluated. The squid products represented a health hazard due to 86.5% samples, having...

Author(s): Subuntith Nimrat, Pornpimon Soodsawaeng, Nanticha Rattanamangkalanon, Traimat Boonthai and Verapong Vuthiphandchai

October 2021

Journal of African Studies and Development
Examining the fragments and causes of increasing out-of-school children in Nigeria

In spite of various policy initiatives and institutional frameworks, a good number of school-age children roam the streets of Nigeria. Nigeria unduly tops the rank in the total number of out-of-school children in the global scene. Now, about 16 million Out-Of-School Children (OOSC) live in Nigeria, and this means that about one out of five OOSC in the world relate to Nigeria. The number has increased from 8.7 million in...

Author(s): Mohammed Manzuma-Ndaaba Ndanusa, Quadri Kolapo Abayomi and Yoshifumi Harada

October 2021

Journal of African Studies and Development
Urbanization in Africa: Integrating multiculturalism in urban development in Uganda

This paper demonstrates the need to integrate multiculturalism in urban development in Uganda with some policy proposals on how multiculturalism can be integrated into urban development. Through a qualitative research in Arua city in Uganda, findings showed that the city like other cities in Uganda is a culturally diverse city and minority ethnic groups or tribes are at the risk of exclusion if multiculturalism is not...

Author(s): Paul Ogwang Tulibaleka, Keneth Tumwesigye and Lillian Ssunga Nakayima

October 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
Assessment of water requirement for rice crop at Cyabayaga wetland in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, Rwanda

The overall objective of this present research is assessment of rice-water requirement in Cyabayaga wetland of Nyagatare District in Rwanda. Specific objectives of this research project were to collect and analyze weather parameters, of soil physical properties, crop-water requirements and to recommend efficient water management of the study area. Research design, data collection and field observations were made during...

Author(s): Valens Nkundabashaka, Sylvestre Habimana, Rose Niyonkuru, Claude Kayijuka, Antoine Karangwa, Saidi  Rumanzi Mbaraka, Fabrice Rwalinda Musana, Eularie Mutamuliza and Marie Chantal Mutimawurugo

October 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Factors affecting the internal audit effectiveness in local government institutions in Ghana

The paper examines the factors that affect the effectiveness of internal auditing in local government institutions in Ghana. Questionnaires were administered to the Internal Audit staff and Audit Committee members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly in the Greater Accra region. Factor analyses were used to answer the closed-ended questions whilst the open-ended type was analysed based on recurring themes. It was found...

Author(s): Daniel Kofi Quampah, Hussein Salia, Karim Fusheini and Nicholas Adoboe-Mensah

October 2021

UNIZIK Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies
Effect of gender on Basic Science students’ academic achievement in secondary schools in Enugu Education Zone, Enugu State, Nigeria

Junior secondary schools’ achievement in Basic Science continues to fall below expectations, despite several interventions by multiple stakeholders. Hence, there is need to research more on gender effects on the delivery of Basic Science curricula content. This study, therefore, examined the effect of gender on Basic Science students’ academic achievement in secondary school. A pre-test, post-test,...

Author(s): Ani I. Mercy, Obodo C. Abigail, Ikwueze C. Chikodiri and Festus I. Tafi  

October 2021

Educational Research and Reviews
Analysis of the activities used in English textbooks regarding the multiple intelligences theory in Jordan

This study analyzes the activities used in the English series of Action Pack textbooks in accordance with multiple intelligences theory. This series is used in teaching the English language for grades nine, ten and twelve in Jordan. The researcher analyzed 608 activities to decide which type of multiple intelligences is more common in the targeted activities. The results indicate that the linguistic and spatial...

Author(s): Hamza Mohammad Ali Al Maharma

October 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Ownership structure, financing constraints and inefficient investment: empirical analyses of Chinese data

Using the data of A-share listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges from 2008 to 2017, this paper empirically tests the moderating role of ownership structure between financing constraints and inefficient investment. The study found that rational use of the moderating effect of ownership structure is of great significance to improve the investment efficiency of enterprises. When there are financing...

Author(s): Hong-xing Tu  

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