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: 190

Table of Content: October 2013; 5(6)

October 2013

African nationalist transformational leaders: Opportunities, possibilities and pitfalls in African fiction and politics

  The paper studies selected African writers’ dreams and fears, the way four novelists have been diversely excited by the topical issue of African leadership and discerns that artists dig into past history and tradition to reconstruct epic leaders, while fictionalising contemporary history and behaviour to critique modern African political leadership. The paper examines how African leaders have been...

Author(s): Jairos Gonye and Thamsanqa Moyo

October 2013

Leadership crisis in the parliament of Nigeria: The case of the senate in the Fourth Republic

  The article explores the political dynamics that explain the rapidity of the impeachment processes and resignation of Nigeria’s Senate Presidents in the Fourth Republic. By means of narrative analysis and utilising content-analysis of primary and secondary sources, gathered from fieldwork in Lagos and Abuja, the article seeks to capture the crisis-ridden character of the Nigerian Senate from 1999 to...

Author(s): Adewale Banjo

October 2013

Peasants, land reform and property right in Ethiopia: The experience of Gojjam Province, 1974 to 1997

  In late 1960s and early 1970s, progressive Ethiopians and international agencies urged Haile-Selassie’s Imperial government to introduced land reform and rural change and in 1974 the emperor was deposed and the Derg took power. Soon, the new régime, the Derg, promulgated a revolutionary land reform program. The land reform proclamation abolished all private ownership making all land...

Author(s): Temesgen Gebeyehu Baye

October 2013

Problems and prospects of automobile workshops in Bangladesh

  These days have witnessed a rapid growth of automobile industries all over the world. Although Bangladesh is a poorer country and densely populated, a large number of people works abroad and earn a large amount of foreign exchange. Millions of remittances come into our economy every month, which helps boost our economy and as such, some people have resources to modernize their life-style through the use of...

Author(s): Md. Kayemuddin, and Shakila Kayum