New Book – Global Trends in Africa’s Development by Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi and Linnet Hamasi    

New Book – Global Trends in Africa’s Development

Global Trends in Africa’s Development by Prof. Maurice Amutabi and Dr Linnet Hamasi

Table of Contents


Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi   and Linnet Hamasi                                                                   1

Chapter 1

Africa’s Linguistic Ecology: Between Homogenizing Intentions and Heterogeneous Outlets in the Works of Vincent Yves Mudimbe, Ngugi wa Thiongo and Ali A. Mazrui

By Patrick M. Dikirr                                                                                                                8


Chapter 2

The Intersection of Gender and Human Rights in Conflict Situations and Implications for Peace and Stability: A Feminist Perspective

By Lioba T. Gunduza and Munyaradzi F. Murove                                                                  20



Women’s Knowledge Systems and Peace building among the Pastoral Communities of Northern Kenya: Special Reference to West Pokot County

By Linnet Hamasi Henry                                                                                                         32


Chapter 4

The Contribution of the Bantu Mother Languages to Tanzanian Socio-Economic Development through Media

By Joseph Hokororo Ismail and Benson Boniface Kinjofu                                                                 42


Chapter 5

Financial Planning, Fiscal Accountability and Efficiency of Agricultural Extension Services in Selected Districts of Western Uganda

By Joseph Tindyebwa                                                                                                             53


Chapter 6

Okhulekhanila Indigenous Conflict Management Strategy of the Luhya People and Implications for Peace in Kenya: Confidence in African Conflict Transformation Approaches

By Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi                                                                                                          73


Chapter 7

Financing and Inducing Entrepreneurial Attitude among University Students in Tanzania

By Elizabeth M. Msoka and Zawadi Richard Juma                                                                  88



Chapter 8

Challenges Facing Clinical Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Adults in Mwanza City, Tanzania

By Carolyne C. Ruhembe                                                                                                        100


Chapter 9

Making Legislative Information Freely Accessible: the Relevance of the Parliamentary Library in the Digital Age

By Bappah Magaji Abubakar                                                                                                   108


Chapter 10

Enhancing Education, Training and Employment Opportunities for Women with Disabilities in Zimbabwe through Open Distance Learning (ODL)

By Lilian Chaminuka and Taurai D. Nyatsanza                                                                                   117


Chapter 11

Use of Psychological Perspectives as An Opportunity to Promote Justice, Peace and Reconciliation for Church in Africa

By Jennifer K. Munyua and Lucy A. Achieng                                                                         130


Chapter 12

The Collaborative Role of WhatsApp Technology among Agricultural Library Student-Users in Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

By Auyo, Musa Abdu; Mohammed, Ahmed and Yahaya, Auwalu Dansale                            141


Chapter 13

Management Practices of Primary School Head Teachers in Promoting Child- Friendly School Environments in Cross River State, Nigeria

By Florence A. Undiyaundeye and Ndifon Joseph Ndem                                                                   159


Chapter 14

Influence of Initiation Rituals on Secondary School Students’ Dropout in Chemba District, Tanzania

By Munjori, O. Mwanahamisi and Elizabeth M. Msoka                                                                       171


Chapter 15

An Exploratory Factor Analysis for Factors Influencing Students’ Indiscipline in Universities in Uganda

By Amina, Hassan                                                                                                                   183


Chapter 16

Difference in Western and African Logic and its Effect on Learning Science: A Philosophical Discussion

By Arun Datta                                                                                                                         194




Chapter 17

Procurement Processes and Dynamics of Contracting in Kenya and Implications for Development: Debunking the Myth

By Jacob G. Njenga                                                                                                                 202


Chapter 18

One Hundred Years of Terra Nullius: Disassembling and Other Factors that Contribute to Maasai Land Appropriation: A Case Study of Kajiado and Narok Counties in Kenya

By Ben Ole Koissaba                                                                                                               212


Chapter 19

School Partnerships in Managing Education in Institutions of Higher Learning

By Sr. Dr. Elizabeth Piliyesi, Sr. Bridgid Nafuna Masinde and Sr. Brigitha Mbanga                226


Chapter 20

Discipline in Natural Resources and World Economic Order through Messianic Business and Patristic Economics in Africa

By Clement Chinkambako Abenguni Majawa                                                                         242


Chapter 21

The Effects of Positive Reinforcement on Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Gumel Local Government Jigawa State, Nigeria

By Sanusi Ibrahim                                                                                                                   256


Chapter 22

Assessing the Influence of Advertising on Student Enrolment in Private Universities in Uganda: Focus on Two Private Universities

By Ronald Beinomugisha Katungi                                                                                           268


Chapter 23

Role of Private Security Providers in Fighting Terrorism: The Case of Mombasa County, Kenya

By Patrick Nau Kubasu                                                                                                                       282


Chapter 24

Pedagogy to Embed into Curricula the Super 4C Skill Sets Essential for Success in Sub-Saharan Africa of the 21st Century

By Charles Kivunja                                                                                                                 295


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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