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Combining local ecological knowledge and field investigations to assess diet composition and feeding habit of forest elephants in Campo-Ma’an National Park, Southern Cameroon

July-September 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 3

Forest elephants are nocturnal and elusive animals, making it difficult to perform direct observations on them. Data on elephants’ diet and feeding habit are lacking despite most forest elephants’ habitats being lost to anthropogenic activities; yet such knowledge may be important for their conservation,...

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FRET as a tool for the studies of structural changes in full-length bacterial phytochrome, Agp1

July-December 2022 - Vol 12 Num. 2

Bacteriophytochromes (BphPs) are light-regulated biliprotein photoreceptors widely occurring in bacteria. BphPs exists in two spectral distinct states: the red-light absorbing state (Pr) and the far-red light-absorbing state (Pfr). BphPs are composed of an N-terminal photosensory core module and a light-controlled...

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The implementation of complementary subjects for English Course in teacher training institutes

July-December 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 2

In 2007, some curricular changes of teacher training system were initiated in Mozambique with teacher training course model 10+1. The changes included the teaching of English together with other new subjects that required the training of teachers capable of implementing them to meet the needs of primary education...

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Knowledge and attitudes of health workers in bouake, Cote d’ivoire on zika virus disease in the context of a global epidemic

July-September 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 3

Since January, 2012, the Pacific region has faced a heavy burden of concurrent epidemics of dengue, chikungunya, and zika virus infections. In 2016, WHO developed a global response strategic framework to ensure that zika virus is a priority and accelerated area of public health research. This study conducted in...

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Satisfaction with childbirth care: Correlations between SERVICEQUAL dimensions

July-September 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 3

The model known as SERVICEQUAL (SQ) examines the correlation between service satisfaction and the gaps that occur between customers’ expectations prior to service and perceptions after being served. The gaps are tested over five dimensions: tangibles of the service, assurance, empathy, reliability, and...

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Time spent by women and men in households on economic and care activities during productive hours in Morogoro District, Tanzania

July-September 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 3

Using a cross sectional survey, this study investigated variations in time spent between men and women in economic productive and non-economic reproductive activities in a rural environment in Morogoro District in Tanzania. The study investigated 323 married or cohabiting women between the ages of 15 and 49 who lived in...

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Waste-to-wealth; nutritional potential of five selected fruit peels and their health benefits: A review

July 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 7

Waste-to-wealth is a notion describing the process of transforming waste, an end product to get rid of, into potential value-added products. The total global food waste is predicted to be approximately one third of the edible parts of food manufactured for human consumption, amounting to about 1 - 3 billion tonnes...

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Vegetation dynamics in a fragile ecosystem in relation to land use: The case of the dune cordon of Namaro, southwestern Niger

July 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 7

In southeast Niger, the degradation of the environment led to the reactivation of moving dunes that threatens infrastructure, fields, and river with silting. To stabilize the dune cordon of Namaro, which is heavily cultivated and grazed, anti-erosion devices: living hedges and grassland has been developed. The objectives...

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Fatty acid profiles in Chinese Maiwa yak milk across the lactation cycle

July 2022 - Vol 21 Num. 7

An experiment was conducted to determine fatty acid (FA) pro?les in Chinese Maiwa yak milk across the lactation cycle. Sixty-one healthy, similar weight, 4-7 years old, 3-6 parity Maiwa yaks with unrelated background were selected randomly from Hongyuan County, Sichuan province, in southwest of China (with the...

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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using crude leaf extracts of Acacia nilotica, Azadirachta indica, Carissa spinarum, Melia azedarach, Senna didymobotrya and Warburgia ugandensis, and their antifungal activity against Sporisorium scitamineum

July 2022 - Vol 21 Num. 7

Bio-synthesised silver nanoparticles are effective in controlling several micro-organisms. They are correspondingly environmentally friendly, affordable, and easy to synthesise when compared with chemically synthesised silver nanoparticles. This study investigated the efficacy of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles...

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IFRS-9 adoption and income smoothing nexus: A comparison of the post-adoption effects between European and Sub-Saharan African Banks

July-September 2022 - Vol 14 Num. 3

This paper compares the post-adoption effects of IFRS 9 on the income smoothing behavior of banks in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. The researchers extend their analysis to examine the effect of country-level governance on income smoothing. Using a sample of listed commercial banks in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, the...

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Are grassroots Non-governmental organization actors’ policies pro-poor? Questioning inclusive beneficiary targeting and people-centred policy rhetoric in Ethiopia

January-June 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 1

The study analysed the interface among pro-poor targeting, gender inequality and women beneficiaries of programme-based grassroots level intervention in urban setting in Ethiopia. Using feminist lenses of service delivery, social capital, intersectionality and change theories, a quasi-experimental time design was employed...

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Consequences of COVID 19 measures on food systems: The case of Senegal and Uganda

January-June 2022 - Vol 11 Num. 1

The Covid 19 pandemic has not yet yielded enough documentations on food security in Africa. This article aims to take stock of the situation of food systems, based on information relayed by international institutions and official authorities in two countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Senegal and Uganda. The information from...

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Phenotyping selected Australian wheat genotypes for resistance to stem rust and yellow rust and yield performance in Kenya

June 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 5

Stem rust and yellow rust are major diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) caused by Puccinia graminis and Puccinia striiformis, respectively. In Kenya, although the two diseases occur together, available genetic resistance is limited. Therefore, research for resistance to both diseases is of priority. We therefore...

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Multiple spatialities, temporalities, and gender identities

January-June 2022 - Vol 10 Num. 1

This paper seeks to develop a conception of time as a category open to continuous rethinking and to consider it in the mid of multiple forces like space and gender. Guided by the postcolonial perspective on temporal difference, emphasis is put on how revisiting historical processes disrupts the linear notion of time by...

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Exploring the challenges and limits in the compliance with transitional justice norm in non-regime transitions: The case of post-2018 Ethiopia

January-June 2022 - Vol 13 Num. 1

The last decades witnessed the emergence of transitional justice as a global norm which obliges post-conflict transitioning states to address systematic past human rights violations through purposeful judicial and non-judicial mechanisms. While its typical architecture focused on formal transitions, the dynamics of...

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Pedagogical literacy scale: A scale development study

June 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 6

The present study aims to develop a valid and reliable pedagogical literacy scale based on teachers’ views. It also aims to investigate the variations in pedagogical literacy levels of teachers based on gender, educational level, and professional seniority variables to test the functionality of the pedagogical...

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Inclusion of green economy and sustainability programs in higher education institutions: Examining the case of Kenyatta University, Kenya

June 2022 - Vol 17 Num. 6

Higher education institutions play a pivotal role in instilling green economy and sustainable development principles in students. There are complex environmental challenges, and breaking through this complexity necessitates the incorporation of green economy learning to assist students in understanding these complex...

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Transaction costs and competitive tendering in public procurement: Moderating role of integrity

June 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 6

While the current economic crisis clearly puts pressure on governments to cut spending and save money, and whilst the call for a more cohesive interface between the public and private sectors is currently resonating, public procurement has been marred by scandals, mismanagement, and possibly malpractices. According to the...

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Tracking antibacterial components of Pteris multifida Poir and its antibacterial mechanism

June, 2022 - Vol 16 Num. 6

Pteris multifida is an effective Chinese herb for treating dysentery caused by Escherichia coli. It might be a good veterinary antibiotic alternative. In this study, we optimized the extraction condition based on the antibacterial activity of crude extracts from P. multifida, tracked its antibacterial components, and...

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