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May 2021

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Labor-intensive focused industrial policy in Ethiopia: Potentials, latecomer’s advantage and binding constraints

This study deals with industrial policy, an issue that has been hotly debated in economic development. It argues that strategic and proactive industrial policy is a key to unlock the potential and wade through industrialization for low-income countries such as Ethiopia where market failures are pervasive. More specifically, it argues that industrial policy should be tailored to factors endowment structure. In the case...

Author(s): Desta Tesfaw  

May 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Identification of zygotic and nucellar seedlings, originated by the largest embryo in mango seeds cv Ataulfo, using simple-sequence repeat (SSR)

Mexico is the fourth largest producer of mango and the leading exporter worldwide, and cv ‘Ataulfo’ is the largest area sown in the country. New cultivars are required to maintain production, ensure competitiveness, and mitigate problems with pests and diseases. The purpose of the present study was to identify microsatellite (SSR) markers in zygotic and nucellar seedlings originated by the largest embryo in...

Author(s): Judith de la Cruz Marcial, Ángel Villegas Monter, H. Araceli Zavaleta Mancera and Serafín Cruz Izquierdo

May 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of the physiological quality of quinoa seeds

The variations in seed quality and scarcity vigor studies have been limiting factors in crop establishment at different regions of its Andes origin. The present study aimed to evaluate the physiological quality of quinoa seeds, from cultivars of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. The research was conducted in the Seeds Technology Laboratory of the University of Brasília, Brazil, through the tests of germination,...

Author(s): Wilson Anchico Jojoa, José Ricardo Peixoto, Carlos Roberto Spehar, Michelle Souza Vilela, Marcelo Fagioli, Daiane Nobrega, José Cruz and Antônio Oliveira  

May 2021

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Analysis of fuelwood utilisation and existing reforestation strategy on local biodiversity in Northern Plateau State, Nigeria

Unsustainable fuel wood utilisation and poorly articulated habitat reforestation strategy could pose serious threats to the survival of animal species. However, few areas have provided the opportunity to compare the twin effects of these factors on local biodiversity which may be useful for shaping conservation strategies at local levels. Thus, this study examined utilization patterns of plant species used for fuelwood...

Author(s): Chaskda A. A., Mwansat G. S. and Ombugadu A.

May 2021

Journal of Geology and Mining Research
Determining the optimum compressive strength of cemented paste backfill for artificial ground support in underground mines

This study was carried out to determine the optimum strength of cemented paste backfill for production of an economic backfill in an underground mine. Tailings samples from a copper mine, Namibia were collected and classified into three particle size range of +75, +150 and +300 µm for preparation of cemented-tailings paste. Tailings compaction was also carried out for a penetrometer (CBR) test to determine the...

Author(s): Ebenezer O. Ajaka, Kasongo O. Ilunga and Adeyinka O. Omotehinse  

May 2021

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Do disaggregated manufacturing sectors matter in Nigeria’s economic growth: VECM approach?

The research used vector autoregressive (VAR) and the vector error correction mechanism (VECM) technique to see whether disaggregated manufacturing sectors had any effect on Nigeria's economic growth over the last 49 years (1970-2018). The productivity of the oil refining subsector is an effective tool for economic growth, according to empirical findings; the coefficient is positive and meaningful in the short run...

Author(s): Uche C.C. Nwogwugwu, Amaka G. Metu and Okezie A. Ihugba

May 2021

African Journal of Cellular Pathology
The study of attenuating effects of quercetin on spatial memory impairment and degenerative changes in hippocampus of lead exposed rats

Lead neurotoxicity has been studied in animal models to induce neurodegeneration. The study was aimed to evaluate the attenuating effects of quercetin on spatial memory impairment and degenerative changes in hippocampus of lead exposed rats. Thirty (30) Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups of five rats per group (each, n = 5). Groups I (control) and II were administered distilled water and lead,...

Author(s): Musa O. Iliyasu, Sunday A. Musa, Sunday B. Oladele and Ibrahim A. Iliya 

May 2021

Journal of Dryland Agriculture
Determinants of distribution and utilization of Terminalia brownii (Fresen) in Eastern Kenya

Terminalia brownii (Fresen) is one of the drought-resistant treespecies that support livelihoods in the rural households of Eastern Kenya. The tree is preferred for its versatile functions such as; medicinal use, carvings, energy, construction, and cultural reasons. In this regard, there has been an increased demand for Fresen products which include; charcoal, poles, posts, bee-hives, nativities among others. ...

Author(s): Christopher Njuguna Kamau, Alert Makee Luvanda, and Sylvia Mwalewa Uchi  

May 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Comparative screening for cervical cancer and women’s knowledge of the disease at the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon

Cervical cancer screening is not routinely done in Cameroon because of poor knowledge of the disease. This study evaluated the validity of VIA test, assessed women’s knowledge on cervical cancer and assessed the relationship between knowledge score and previous screening participation. Between June and September 2018, this cross-sectional study enrolled 256 women aged between 25 and 65 years at the Douala General...

Author(s): Bernard Wabo, Dickson Shey Nsagha, Théophile Njamen Nana and Clement Jules Nguedia Assob  

May 2021

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
The lupeol content in Machaerium species by HPLC-APCI-MS/MS and the allelopathic action

The use of extracts from plants and/or allelopathic compounds from natural products can minimize the use of pesticides in agriculture. This is a chemical study of Machaerium eriocarpum branch extract and the evaluation of the allelopathic potential of Machaerium hirtum (Vell.) Stellfed and M. eriocarpum Benth (Fabaceae) leaves and branches extracts. The triterpene lupeol was isolated from the hydroethanolic extract of...

Author(s): Luciana Sayuri Tahira, Robson Akito Tino, Charlyana Carvalho Bento, Marcelo Marucci Pereira Tangerina, Luiz Fernando Rolim de Almeida, Danilo Miralha Franco, Ângela Lúcia Bagnatori Sartori and Miriam Sannomiya  

May 2021

Journal of Internet and Information Systems
Use of social media in migration decision making

The use of social media in migration decision making has attracted the attention of researchers in recent works. The current study investigated the influence of social media on decisions by migrants to move from their hometowns to the city. Their use of social media for integration activities in the city and the methods they use to connect with their family and friends back home were also studied. A survey was used to...

Author(s): Martin Gameli Akakpo and Hayford Alufar Bokpin  

May 2021

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Characteristics and pharmacological management of COVID-19 patients admitted at a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

COVID-19 is a novel viral disease with little known about its management. The Nairobi Hospital (TNH) has been involved in managing these patients. This study sought to describe the patients admitted in the hospital due to COVID-19, their management and outcomes. This was a retrospective review of COVID-19 patients admitted at TNH between March and October 2020. Demographic and clinical data, pharmacological management...

Author(s): Kizito M. Mariita, Angela N. Wanjala and Carol K. Maina  

May 2021

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Is Faurea rochetiana a potential candidate for Dendroclimate studies? Wood samples from semi-arid woodlands of southern Ethiopia

Sustainable management of economically and ecologically important tree species such as Faurea rochetiana merely depend on acquiring reliable information on growth dynamics and structure in response to the changing climate. Formation of the growth ring boundaries is pre-requisite for conducting several denroclimatology studies. Hence, the objective was to verify the formation of growth ring boundaries of F. rochetiana....

Author(s): Asmelash Tesfaye Gebremedhin

May 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
A community perspective of flood occurrence and weather forecasting over Kampala City

Weather and climate issues have become increasingly recognized among the global challenges especially in the era of climate change. Kampala city has faced a number of flooding events in the past that have led to serious damages in many low lying areas of the city. A study was conducted in one of the flood prone areas in Kampala city to understand the community perspectives on flood occurrence and weather forecasting in...

Author(s): Nimusiima Alex, Faridah Nalwanga, Isaac Mugume, Bob Alex Ogwang and Peter Waswa

May 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Impact of mining on environment: A case study of Taita Taveta County, Kenya

Research on the impacts of mining on the environment was conducted on nine purposive selected mining sites in Kamtonga and Mkuki, Taita Taveta County, Kenya. The FOLCHI method was adopted to quantify the environmental impact of mining activities in gemstone mining sites. The affected environment surrounding the pits was broken down into three components such as Topography, Vegetation and Air. The effect of the three...

Author(s): Irene Wakio Mwakesi, Raphael Githiga Wahome and Daniel Weru Ichang’i

May 2021

Journal of African Studies and Development
A synthesis model of community orientation toward child sexual abuse in the central region of Ghana

Sexual abuse of children is very prevalent in Ghana. The pandemic has been a worrying phenomenon to parents, community leaders and government in recent years because of increasing cases of the phenomenon. This study purposed to determine the common causes of child sexual abuse and the effect on children. The study also concerned itself with community knowledge, attitude and care toward child sexual abuse. Data were...

Author(s): Solomon Abekah Keelson

May 2021

African Journal of Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies
Effective financial resources management for school improvement and development in Uganda

This paper sought to explore the extent to which financial resources can be managed and optimized to foster school improvement and development in Uganda. The research questions aimed at investigating the nature and amount of the governments' and parents' contributions, how financial resources are optimized to achieve school budgetary objectives, and its effect on school developments such as the provision of...

Author(s): Tomusange Robert,  Muweesi Charles and Kyagaba Aisha

May 2021

African Journal of Plant Science
Improvement of the kola tree cuttings root (Cola nitida) in nursery by removing the terminal bud of the semi-lignified plagiotropic cuttings

The influence of the terminal bud treatment and genotype on the cutting of plagiotropic semi-lignified kola tree cuttings was studied with the aim of vegetative propagation. Two dressing modes cuttings (B1: Presence of terminal bud and B2: Absence of terminal bud) were tested on three genotypes (D9L20A3, 315 and 323) in a split-plot design with the genotype in the large plot and the cutting dressing mode in the small...

Author(s): Drolet Jean-Marc Séry, Bouadou Bonsson, Yao Casimir Brou⊃, Nadré Gbédié, Yaya Ouattara, Hyacinthe Légnaté and Keli Zagbahi Jules

May 2021

African Journal of Plant Science
Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on sweet potato production in Iwo, Nigeria

Sweet potato (Ipomea batatas) is one of the most important horticultural crops for human consumption and livestock feed. All parts of the plant are found useful to human consumption, animal feed, and industrial uses. Fertilizer applications have been shown to improve vegetative and storage parameters could be enhanced, but inorganic fertilizers are not always readily available, or are too expensive for prevalently...

Author(s): V. I. Esan, O. O. Omilani and I. Okedigba  

May 2021

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Rangeland rehabilitation using micro-catchments and native species in Turkana County, Kenya

Turkana County is prone to perturbations and famine owing to the prevailing climatic conditions. Due to degradation through natural and anthropogenic activities such as charcoal burning; over time, existing woodlands have been degraded, necessitating rehabilitation. Several drylands adapted plant species studied over the years for the response to the needs of the communities were identified and isolated through a...

Author(s): Jesse O. Owino, Jackline Kemboi and Gabriel M. Muturi  

May 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Sustainable entrepreneurship of small businesses in Uganda: A confirmatory factor analysis

This paper examines specific constructs for sustainable entrepreneurship as perceived in the Ugandan context using confirmatory factor analysis. This study is cross-sectional. Data were collected through a face to face survey of 384 small businesses in Kampala selected through stratified and simple random sampling. Data were analyzed through exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and...

Author(s): Kimuli Saadat Nakyejwe, Sendawula Kasimu and Humphrey M. Sabi

May 2021

Journal of Brewing and Distilling
Investigating cleaning in place (CIP) chemical, water, and energy use: A comparative study of standard operating procedure (SOP) for UK North East microbreweries

The effectiveness of multiple cleaning in place (CIP) procedures was observed from different local breweries in the North East of England. Experiments were also carried out to investigate possible reductions in chemical, water and energy use with regards to CIP, without compromising the effectiveness of the CIP performed. The effectiveness of CIP cycles was quantified using Hygiena’s UltraSnap adenosine...

Author(s): Harry Laing, Steve Bull, Sharon Joyce and Chris O’Malley

May 2021

African Journal of Business Management
The influence of gender diversity and company financial performance in East Africa

The main aim of this study was to examine the influence of gender diversity on financial performance of EAC’s listed companies and to compare influence of gender diversity on company’s financial performance before and after the operationalisation of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market in 2010. The authors adopted a positivist paradigm in a quantitative analysis using non-probability sampling to...

Author(s): David Namanya, Juliet Wakaisuka- Isingoma and Johnson Atwiine

May 2021

Journal of Media and Communication Studies
Teaching the holocaust through digital heritage, experiential and project-based learning: Finding Matilda- A documentary by students, about a student, for students

Recent research has reported that two-thirds of American Generation Z has vague knowledge of the genocide of World War II.  Twenty-two percent of millennials said that they have never heard of the Holocaust or were just not sure. Armed with this knowledge we set out to create a project, a documentary, to help students better understand this horrifying part of our history on terms that they can identify with. This...

Author(s): Susan Cardillo

May 2021

Journal of African Studies and Development
The influence of nationalism on pan Africanism

In his book "The World Is Flat," Thomas Friedman experiences the first signs of globalization while on a trip to India. Friedman realizes the implications of a world connected economically, and the political ramifications that may ensue. This convergence is due to the advent of computerized systems that make information and workflow easy to share anywhere in the world. With the potential to produce consumer...

Author(s): Angela R. Pashayan

May 2021

Journal of Ecology and The Natural Environment
Realising the net Impacts of International trade on carbon dioxide emissions for the sustainability of the environment in African countries

The purpose of this study is to critically assess the relationship between international trade and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to identify the key driving forces in Africa at different income levels. In examining the causal effects of net trade on CO2 emission loads from 1960 to 2012 with a number of other anthropogenic driving forces, we employed a panel dataset, an augmented STIRPATN models and techniques of...

Author(s): Abdulrasaki Saka

May 2021

Journal of Economics and International Finance
The effects of interest rate on economic growth: Further insights from the Gambia

The main objective of this paper is to examine the effects of interest rate on economic growth in Gambia over the period 1993 to 2017. The Vector E rror Correction Model (VECM) is used to check the relationships between the dependent variable (Gross Domestic Product) and independent variables (Real Effective Exchange Rate and Real Interest Rate), both in the short-run and long-run. Post estimation tests, including...

Author(s): Matarr Njie and Momodou Badjie

May 2021

African Journal of Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies
Social skills levels for homeschooling students compared to public school students

In the United Sates, the use of education has been evolving in accordance with the needs of society. The primary role of education in the 20th century ranged from instructing the youth in various religious doctrines as well as preparing them to live independently. Schooling has also been critical in assimilating immigrants into the mainstream society as well as preparing workers for industrialization in the 20th...

Author(s): Sameer Abuzandah

April 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Fish, Tilapia, and Shigellosis: A review

Foodborne diseases are considered a relevant issue in health around the world due to their incidence, mortality and negative effects on the economic and productive sector. Fish is considered a food of high nutritional quality, being of global production, distribution and commercialization mainly for human consumption. Among the fish worldwide obtained from capture fisheries and mainly aquaculture for human consumption...

Author(s): Alejandro De Jesús Cortés-Sánchez, Luis Daniel Espinosa-Chaurand, Raquel Garcia-Barrientos and Alejandra Lorena San Martin-Azocar  

April 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Soybean quality preferences by the Beninese small-scale soy food processors using conjoint analysis

Soybean is a food crop with a growing interest in Benin. This study aims to provide insight about the main quality characteristics of the grain preferred by small-scale soy processors and the main socio-economic factors which drive their preferences. 116 small-scale processors related to three main soy food products - “Soy Amon” (soy cheese), “Soy Afitin” (soya fermented condiment) and...

Author(s): Mênouwesso H. Hounhouigan, Ken M. G. Kounouewa, Martial R. N. Ablo and Paul T. M. Ingenbleek  

April 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Contribution of soil macro-fauna to soil fertility improvement in cocoa-based (Theobroma cacao) agroforestry systems in the Littoral Region of Cameroon: Examining cocoa farmers’ indigenous knowledge

Soil macro-fauna play an important role in soil fertility improvement in different agricultural systems. However, limited research has been done to assess the role played by soil macro-fauna to soil fertility enhancement in cocoa-based agroforestry systems. This study was therefore initiated to fill this knowledge void. A mixed research approach was used during data collection, and data analysis was done using...

Author(s): Azembouh Roshinus Tsufac, Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima, Nyong Princely Awazi and Roger Kogge Enang  

April 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Comparative study of the effects of Herbal and chemical Coagulants in the clarification of raw water

The use of aluminum sulphate in clarifying raw waters raises many concerns about its impact on human health. Thus, the present study was initiated to compare the effects of Moringa oleifera and aluminum sulphate besides evaluating the association between M. oleifera or aluminum sulphate with Opuntia ficus-indica or syntofloc for water treatment. The essays were carried in Jar Test using waters of 352.80 Nephelometric...

Author(s): Anderson F. Konkobo, Mamounata Diao, Paul W. Savadogo, Jean Diarra and Mamoudou H. Dicko  

April 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Mixtures design of Agave angustifolia Haw (Asparagales: Agavaceae) residue as a growth medium for tomato seedlings

Tomato production under greenhouse conditions needs vigorous seedlings to reduce the loss of plants after the transplant. Different local substrates such as agave bagasse, pine bark and coconut fiber complemented with peat, expanded clay, vermiculite and pure peat for tomato seedlings production were tested. The seed germination, root ball compaction, height of the seedling, stem diameter, and total dry weight were...

Author(s): Baldomero Hortencio Zárate-Nicolás, Alberto Masaguer Rodríguez, Esperanza Loera-Alvarado, Ileana Vera-Reyes, Fidel Diego-Nava, Nancy Alonso-Hernández and Carlos Granados-Echegoyen  

April 2021

International Journal of Livestock Production
Characterization of the Nutritional and Safety Properties of Hemp Seed Cake as Animal Feed Ingredient

Although   the nutrient composition of hemp products provides evidence that these potentially serve as valuable livestock feed ingredients and may enhance human health, the cultivation of hemp was prohibited due to the high content of the Δ-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Recently, regulatory changes by several countries allowed the cultivation of industry hemp under a license that permits plants and plant...

Author(s): Rajasekhar Kasula, Fausto Solis, Byron Shaffer, Frank Connett, Chris Barrett, Rodney Cocker and Eric Willinghan  

April 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
To be or not to be a win-win situation, as Zimbabwe diversifies its agricultural exports in the Chinese market: The GTAP dynamic approach

To assess the win-win of both China and Zimbabwe if Zimbabwe diversifies its agricultural exports into the Chinese market, this study employs a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model that is becoming popular in analyzing economic issues. With Zimbabwe having been in a constant financial and economic crisis and the major sector not contributing much to the economic growth, a bilateral Free Trade Agreement on...

Author(s): Rutendo Happy Jonga, Huang Delin, Christopher Belford and Yosri Nasr Ahmed  

April 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Impact of calf housing improvement and farmer training on finances, management and animal welfare perceptions of Kenyan smallholder dairy farmers

This study estimated the changes in economics and farmer perceptions towards calf welfare as a result of implementing low-cost calf housing enhancements and changes in calf management on Kenyan smallholder dairy farms. The trial involved 187 heifer calves from 150 farms allocated to either an intervention or control group. The interventions were improvements on the floor and roof of the calf housing, and training for...

Author(s): Kimeli Peter, VanLeeuwen John, Gitau George, Heider Luke, McKenna Shawn and Greenwood Spencer  

April 2021

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Morphological and microsatellite characterization of improved Lablab purpureus genotypes

Lablab purpureus is a multipurpose legume mainly grown by subsistence farmers for pulse, forage and vegetable. Despite these diverse uses that can be combined successfully under various agronomic conditions, the bean has not been extensively exploited. Dolichos production in Kenya is constrained by low yielding varieties, pests, poor growing techniques and varieties with non-preferred taste and flavor. A study to...

Author(s): David Ngure, Miriam Kinyua and Oliver Kiplagat  

April 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Bacteriological characteristics and resistance profiles of Vibrio cholerae O1 strains isolated in the Republic of Benin in 2020

This study aims to carry out a bacteriological characterization and determine the resistance profile of Vibrio cholerae O1 strains isolated during the epidemiological season of 2020 in Benin. To achieve this goal, 43 diarrheal stool samples were analyzed. The samples were taken during the epidemic period of 2020. Bacteriological analyses consisted of enrichment of the samples in buffered peptone water followed by...

Author(s): Yves Eric Denon, Désirée Metodakou, Mathieu Odoun, Alidehou Jerrold Agbankpe, Victorien Dougnon, Rolande Assogba, Pascaline Mevodjo, Germaine Whannou and Honoré Bankolé,

April 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Bio-based packaging used in food processing: A critical review

Food packaging plays an important role in ensuring the global quality of the food consumed by people. Technological progress has been achieved in recent years in the food packaging sector, leading to a great diversity of food packaging, including bio-based packaging. This review highlights the different types of biodegradable polymers that are used for food packaging production, their characteristics and effects on food...

Author(s): Romaric Ouétchéhou, Déley Sylvain Dabadé, Générose Vieira-Dalodé, Abadjayé Faouziath Sanoussi, Akouavi Balbine Fagla-Amoussou, Menouwesso Harold Hounhouigan, Djidjoho Joseph Hounhouigan and Paulin Azokpota

April 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Application of wedge fracture test for texture analysis in boiled sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas)

Several instrumental texture analysis methods have been developed for use in sweetpotato. However, there are very few reports on the use of the wedge fracture test. The purpose of the study was to develop a texture analysis method using a wedge fracture and evaluate its performance against compression test in assessing sweetpotato varieties with different cooking times. The optimal cooking time (OCT) of five sweetpotato...

Author(s): Linly Banda, Mukani Moyo, Mariam Nakitto, Jolien Swanckaert, Arnold Onyango, Esther Magiri, Gordon McDougall, Laurence Ducreux, Mark Taylor and Tawanda Muzhingi,

April 2021

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Birth injuries in newborn: A prospective study of deliveries in South-East Nigeria

Birth injury is an important cause of short and long-term deformity and disability in children. It is becoming an increasing source of litigation in developing countries. Exploring the magnitude of the problem in a resource-limited setting, and, identifying associated factors, will help reduce its occurrence. This surveillance for birth injuries is a 4-year prospective study conducted in the Enugu State University...

Author(s): Ekwochi Uchenna, Osuorah DI Chidiebere and Asinobi Isaac Nwabueze  

April 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Nutrient and mineral components of wild edible mushrooms from the Kilum-Ijim forest, Cameroon

Kilum-Ijim forest is a montane forest in the North West Region of Cameroon. Wild edible mushrooms are mostly consumed by the communities of Kilum-Ijim as substitute of meat to obtain protein, hence the need to evaluate the nutrient and mineral components of the species consumed in these communities. The most eight preferred wild mushroom species from ethnomycological studies are: Polyporus tenuiculus, Termitomyces...

Author(s): Ache Neh Teke, Manju Evelyn Bi, Lawrence Monah Ndam and Tonjock Rosemary Kinge

April 2021

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Salivary gland tumours in the intraoral region: A retrospective study of cases treated in a teaching hospital in North-West Nigeria

Tumours of the minor salivary glands occurring in the oral cavity are uncommon. The oral cavity has many tiny salivary glands which occur in the lip, palate, floor of the mouth, cheeks, tongue and pharynx. Tumour could develop from any of these minor salivary glands. We conducted a retrospective study of twenty-four cases of these tumours treated in our Centre over a period of eleven years. The objective of this study...

Author(s): Omisakin Olatunde Oluleke, Ayuba Iko Godwin, Fomete Benjamin, Ogunsina Modupe and Sannom Yates  

April 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
Isolation and characterization of a novel keratinolytic bacterial strain from soil samples of chicken feather keratinaceous-waste dumping sites of Ngaoundere (Cameroon)

This study aims at characterizing new chicken feather-degrading bacteria isolated from soils of keratinic waste collected from four dumping sites of Ngaoundere. Fifteen proteolytic bacteria were isolated with three (D1, D2 and F1) showing the capacity to degrade feather in Basal Salt Media. Highest degradation rate (71.11 ± 3.05%) of feather was obtained from isolate D2 from Municipal slaughterhouse. The partial...

Author(s): Sileu Dombou Armelle Leslie, Adjia Zangue Henriette, Nso Emmanuel Jong, Njintang Yanou Nicolas and Tatsadjieu Ngoune Leopold

April 2021

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Knowledge of hypertension and diabetes comorbid patients about their medication in a municipal hospital in Ghana

Patients with hypertension and diabetes co-morbidity may have medication knowledge and therapy challenges that could impact on patients’ outcomes. The study examines knowledge of medication and therapy among hypertension and Type-2- diabetes mellitus co-morbid patients at a Municipal hospital in Ghana. This study was conducted at the medical outpatient department (OPD) of the Municipal Hospital in Tema (a Harbour...

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

April 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The COVID-19 and earnings management: China’s evidence

This study investigated the relationship between the COVID-19 outbreak and the Chinese listed firms’ earnings management practices. It also examined how this relationship was moderated by the Chinese listed firms’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the external corporate governance mechanism. The data in this study were mainly retrieved from the China Stock Market and Accounting Research (CSMAR)...

Author(s): He Xiao and Jianqun Xi

April 2021

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Quality assessment of frequently available mother tinctures in the market by employing standard values

As general awareness for using herbal drugs in today’s health practice is increasing, the world is endorsing extraordinary increase in the consumption of herbal products. This increase in the demand has led to consumers’ dissatisfaction due to substandard products, making the herbal market risky. There is need to set standard that will help to evaluate herbal drugs to ensure formulation of high quality...

Author(s): Mahrukh Malik, Shahzad Hussain, Javeria Arshad Malik, Asia Adil, Sara Nazir and Muhammad Usman Gondal  

April 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
Economy-wide impact of tax reform in Ethiopia: A recursive dynamic general equilibrium model

This paper examined the macroeconomic influence of tax reform on the Ethiopian economy using the Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium model. It utilized the updated 2009/2010 Ethiopian Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) from 2005/2006 developed by Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). To investigate the impact of tax reform on the Ethiopian economy, different simulations were made turn by turn. First, a...

Author(s): Takele Abdisa Nikus

April 2021

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The influence of mental accounting, perceived trust and power of revenue authorities on tax compliance among SMEs in Zimbabwe

This study is done against a background of perennial negative variances between the projected and actual tax collections in Zimbabwe. Studies that look at the influence of mental accounting, perceived trust and power of tax authorities on tax compliance seem to be lacking in Africa. The target population comprise of self-employed tax payers because these currently comprise the highest form of employment among...

Author(s): Marcus Mutanga, Nokuthula Ncube, Eukael Nombuyiselo Mbuyisa and Prisca Magodhini

April 2021

Educational Research and Reviews
Empowerment of the school management team by secondary schools’ principals in Tshwane West District, South Africa

The South African education scene is characterised by principals who come from the apartheid era where they manage the school alone in an authoritarian manner. Old approaches to school management have changed because the society has also changed. There is a shift from top-down style of leadership to shared or distributed leadership which requires the empowerment of those in managerial positions in schools. The principal...

Author(s): Madimetsa Joseph Mosoge and Saltiel Khololo Collen Mataboge

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