Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 238

Table of Content: April 2010; 2(3)

April 2010

Population aging in Botswana: Trends and implications

        In 2001, Botswana had 36.6% of the total population below 15 years while the 65+ population is only 5%. The proportion of the economically active age group stood at 58%. The median age of the population has increased from 15.7 years in 1971 to 20.1 in 2001. However, the tempo1 of aging is rather slow. Botswana is favourably placed in terms of the so-called ‘demographic...

Author(s): P. Sadasivan Nair

April 2010

Governance and communal conflicts in a post-democratic Nigeria: A case of the oil-producing Niger Delta Region

        The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria is the store of Nigeria’s crude oil, which accounts for a substantial part of Nigeria’s revenue and exports. Despite this, the people remain poor, marginalized and restive. Resort to conflicts is the only way of expressing grievances in oil-rich communities in the Region. The conflict situation has been alarming since the present...

Author(s): Nseabasi S. Akpan

April 2010

Upscaling community-arranged preparedness for preventing maternal mortality in Ghana: A case study of Keta and Akatsi districts of the Volta Region

        The main objective of the study is to assess maternal health in Ghana using empirical evidence from Akatsi and Keta districts of the Volta Region. Interviews were conducted from a sample size of 6,250 respondents within the reproductive age group of 15 - 49 years drawn from both districts in 2007. The results show that most of the women had only basic education and were generally...

Author(s): J. Chuks Mba and K. Irene Aboh