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: 218

Table of Content: September 2013; 5(5)

September 2013

The historical conjuncture of neo-colonialism and underdevelopment in Nigeria

  Neo-colonialism is widely viewed by many writers as the survival of the colonial system in an ex-colony. It is one of the issues that have blighted sustainable development in Nigeria. In Nigeria, it can be regarded as a specific phase of her development characterised by its social formation. This situation was carefully crafted during the decolonization process by the colonialists in collusion with Nigerian...

Author(s): ATTAH, Noah Echa

September 2013

Democracy and institutionalization of poverty in Nigeria

  Nigerian leaders have severally appreciated the fact that pervasiveness of poverty is one of the major impediments to development. This ostensibly could be one of the reasons that led to the adoption of many poverty reduction policies and frameworks especially since 1999. This paper critically looks at democracy and poverty incidence in Nigeria. It argues that democracy has aggravated the poverty profile in...

Author(s): C. Jaja Nwanegbo and Jude Odigbo

September 2013

China’s foreign aid on human resources for health: Experience and implications

  China’s foreign aid in terms of Human Resources for Health (HRH) is an important part of the country’s foreign assistance and reflects the basic philosophy and innovative mechanism of China’s foreign aid, as well as being a typical mode of South-South cooperation. This paper systematically reviews the three types of China’s HRH aid: Foreign-aid medical teams; Chinese government...

Author(s): Wang Xiaolin, Zhu Jiming and Zhang Deliang

September 2013

Voter registers and the question of inclusion and exclusion in Tanzania’s multiparty elections: Learning from observers’ revelations

  This essay is an inquest to voter registration process in a multiparty Tanzania. The main question that this essay attempts to answer is whether or not the introduction of permanent voter registers in Tanzania has resolved registration controversies. These registers were purposely created in order to address registration problems that were observed by elections stakeholders during the 1995 and 2000 general...

Author(s): Edwin Babeiya

September 2013

Public-private partnerships and urban sanitation: Do expectations meet realities in Madina-Ghana?

  Efficient and effective provision of public services is problematic in developing countries. Since the 1980s, there has been an increasing realisation that the state lacks capacity and resources to deliver public goods and services solely. Thus, the private sector has been drawn upon through myriad means to provide these services by injecting capital, expertise, technology, flexibility, and among others. The...

Author(s): Bossman E. Asare and Mark K. Frimpong