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: October-December 2022; 14(4)

October 2022

Economic distance and cross-country spillovers among African economies: Implication for growth and Development

This study examines the level of linkage between Nigeria and some selected African countries on one hand and the linkages between economic growth, inflation, and unemployment on the other hand, in these economies. The study covers the period between 2000 and 2019. The study aims to first measure the economic distance between Nigeria and these countries using the approach proposed by Mazurek. Second, the degree of...

Author(s): Anthony Ajana Uzodigwe, Kenneth Onyebuchi Obi, Romeo Chukwukelu Egwuatu and Paul Ikechukwu Unegbu

October 2022

Health impacts of small-scale gold mining in Kenyasi, Ghana

Small-Scale Gold Mining (SSGM) is a way of life for many individuals living in mineral-rich but poverty-stricken areas of Africa. The sector provides many households with much needed income for their livelihood sustenance. Although the literature on SSGM have brought some consensus on environmental issues surrounding the sector, limited attention has been directed at health and safety issues associated with the...

Author(s): Seth Appiah-Opoku, William McWhorter and Joe Weber

November 2022

Integration of traditional ecological knowledge and western science in natural resources management in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Since time immemorial indigenous people (IP) utilised resources to meet their cultural needs. While the long-established utilisation of these resources modified land, however, the alteration was negligible with fewer detrimental impacts on the environment. The adoption of Western Science (WS) saw people shunning the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), resulting in accelerated resources degradation. Utilising...

Author(s): Gondo Reniko 

November 2022

In their own voices- understanding GBV in Zimbabwe: Evidence from a survivor’s perspective

Gender based violence against women is a prevalent public health challenge that poses a serious threat to women’s physical, social and mental health. Zimbabwe has taken proactive and reactive steps to deal with gender-based violence (GBV) through legislation and policies. Despite this seemingly conducive environment 1 in 3 women continue to experience GBV in Zimbabwe. While sustained research in the country...

Author(s): Siziba Emmanuel, Mapuva Jephias, Bowora John, Samukange Tendai and Gomo Manford 

December 2022

Greater horn of Africa's dilemma in achieving sustainable development goals

This study assessed the performance of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) regional states regarding their respective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It examines the successes, challenges, and alignments to national policies and development plan to meet the 2030 agenda and suggested recommendations for accelerating the implementation of the SDGs. This study is a pursuit against...

Author(s): Gaas Abdirahman Osman