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Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa

Vol.18, No.5, 2016

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
About the Contributors
ARTICLES

ASSESSING THE PERCEPTION AND PRACTICE OF INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (IPD) IN EFL CONTEXT
By:  Birhanu Simegn Chanie

CONCEPTIONS AND APPROACHES OF DEVELOPMENT: A STUDY OF A LOCAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION IN ETHIOPIA
By:  Adem Chanie Ali and Stefan Sonderling

DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE OR MEANS TO POLITICAL POWER IN AFRICA: A FOCUS ON ETHIOPIAN PERSPECTIVE
By:  Mekonnen Hailemariam Zikarga

EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF BUDGETING AND FUNDING ON SERVICE DELIVERY IN MEDICAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA –THE DEA APPROACH
By:  Olalekan Lawal and Martin Samy

FEDERAL CHARACTER PRINCIPLE AND THE CHALLANGES OF NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SOME FEDERAL APPOINTMENTS UNDER JONATHAN AND BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATIONS
By:  OBADAHUN, O. Simon, OTOHINOYI Samuel, and ADAMU, Oyoru Rashida

HARNESSING SOCIAL MEDIA AS VIABLE PLATFORMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
By:  Wasiu Mayowa Raheem, Abdullateef Iyanda Bako, Uthman Tunde Osena Moyo, and Abdulazeez Ola Abdulyekeen

IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL RADIO PROGRAMMES ON LIVELIHOODS OF FARMERS: THE CASE OF ROYAL FM IN BRONG-AHAFO REGION, GHANA
By:  Benjamin Y. Folitse, Simon K. Osei, Lucy P. Dzandu, and Grace Obeng-Koranteng

LAND USE AND LAND COVER CHANGE DETECTION AND ANALYSIS IN MINNA, NIGERIA
By:  Musa Dalil, Abdulrahaman Ahmed Onimisi, Abdul Husaini and Mohammed Babagida Usman 

MIGRATION TO ADDIS ABABA AS A SURVIVAL STRATEGY FOR CHILDREN OF MECHA DISTRICT ORIGIN, NORTHWEST ETHIOPIA
By:  Teferee Makonnen Kassa

MISSING ELEMENTS IN AGRICULTURAL TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING POLICY IMPLEMENTATIONS IN ETHIOPIA: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCES FROM ANGOLELA AND KUYU WOREDAS
By:  Messay Mulugeta and Teferee Makonnen

ACCESS TO MICROFINANCE AND MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs): A REVIEW OF THE IMPACT ON DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
By:  Adeniyi M. Ijaiya, Idowu R. Abdulkadir, Olarenwaju M. Salam, Abdulrasheed A., Bello I. Abdullahi, and Adebayo M. Ajayi

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT: THEORIES, HISTORY OF UNITED NATION’S EFFORTS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TRADE UNIONISM
By:  Moses Adesola Adebisi

BOOK REVIEW

Shaazka Beyerle, Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice, Lynne Rienner Publisher, Boulder London, ISBN 978-1-62637-056-2  pp 325.

Reviewed by Percyslage Chigora