Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa

Vol.8, No.3



Professor Valentine James and his tour guide at Goree Island in Senegal. Pictures taken during Dr. James's visit to the historic island. Goree Island is the historic site where captured Africans were kept before being shipped to work as slaves in the "New World". Goree Island is now on the World Heritage list. It made that list in 1978.


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Potential of Jatropha curcas in improving smallholder farmers' livelihoods in Zimbabwe. An exploratory study of Makosa Ward, Mutoko District

By T.A. Tigere., T.C. Gatsi., I. I. Mudita., T.J. Chikuvire., S. Thamangani., and Z. Mavunganidze

Herd Structure, Offtake and Mortality of Cattle in a Crop-livestock Farming System of Wedza Communal Area, Zimbabwe

By S. Chikura

Archival Inquiry Into and Quest for Current Relevance of Merchant Banking Services in Nigeria: Lessons for Todays Clearing Banks

By Chinedu B. Ezirim

The Value of African Taboos for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

By Joseph Osei

Economic Implications of Using Manure Decision Guides as Decision Support Tools for Smallholder Soil Fertility Management in Zimbabwe

By Chipfupa U. and Mano R.

Multivariable Functions of Savings and Credit in Menoua, West Cameroon

By Armand Gilbert NOULA

An Assessment of effluent quality at Tobacco Processors Zimbabwe (TPZ)

By Kuvarega Alex T., Taru P. and Mambondiani R.

Public Interest, Individual Liberty and the Quest for Democracy in Africa


Can NGOs Aid Good Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa? Some Theoretical Insights

By Abel E. Ezeoha

Resource Users Knowledge and Over-exploitation of plant species in Zimbabwe

By Alfred Maroyi

Oil Exploration and Human Security in Nigeria:A Challenge to Sustainable Development


The Effectiveness of Waste Stabilization Ponds in the Treatment of Citrus Processing and Sewage Effluent: The Case of Mazowe Citrus Estates, Zimbabwe

By P .Taru, N. Zhanda , A.T Kuvarega and I. Sango

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI): Voluntary Codes of Conduct, Poverty and Accountability in Africa

By Paul D. Ocheje

Development Aid Flow and Poverty Reduction in Africa

By Ali Arazeem Abdullahi and Michael I. Muoghalu

Social and Biophysical Impacts of Mhangura Copper Mine Closure

By Sango I ,Taru P ,Mudzingwa M.N and Kuvarega A.T.

HIV/AIDS in Africa: Implications for Educational Planning in the 21st Century


Counterbalancing the African State? Should the Concept of "Civil Society" Still Feature Prominently in Donor Policy Thinking?

By Alex Thomson