Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa

Vol.12, No.1, 2010

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
About the Contributors


Decentralization without Devolution and its Impacts on Service Delivery: The Case of Masvingo Municipality in Zimbabwe
By: Chigwenya Average
Communities and Conservation: In Search for a Win-Win Situation in the Great Fish River Reserve
By: John O. Odindi and Godwin K. Ayirebi
Combating Corruption in a Failed State: The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
By: Emmanuel Obuah
Beyond the Platitude of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Nigeria: Revolutionary Pressures in the Niger Delta
By: Abraham Nabhon Thomas
Automated Teller Machine and Electronic Payment System in Nigeria: A Synenthesis of the Critical Success Factors
By: O. T. Ebiringa
A Preliminary Assessment of the Gender Sensitivity and Health Risk Potential of Ecological Sanitation (Ecosan) In Marondera Rural District, Zimbabwe
By: Zvikomborero Hoko, Bloodless Dzwairo, Rudo A. Sanyanga, Nomathemba Neseni, and Edward Guzha
Weak Business Investment Climate, Poor Economic Growth and Africa's Poor Socio-Economic Development
By: Brian-Vincent Ikejiaku and Chima Mordi
Urban Environmental Problems in Nigeria: Implications for Sustainable Development
By: Adedeji Daramola & Eziyi O. Ibem
The Culture Hut Concept: A Case of Danda and Chimedza Schools in Zaka District
By: Tsitsi Nyoni and Mika Nyoni
Sustainability & Greener Economies: Gucci Good for the Earth, and Africa?
By: Allison Kasozi
Rhetoric of President Olusegun Obasanjo and the 2007 General Elections in Nigeria
By: Marietu Tenuche
Preventing Terrorism in West Africa: Good Governance or Collective Security?
By: Kehinde A. Bolaji
Nigerian Coastal Timber Buildings: Evaluating the Prevalence of Biodeteriorating Microorganisms for Sustainability
By: I. H. Mshelgaru and O. S. Olonitola
Politics and Conflicts in Ebiraland, Nigeria: The Need for a Centralised Leadership Since 1917
By: Suleiman Mohammed Audu
The Media and Domestic Violence in Zimbabwe
By: Mika Nyoni and Tsitsi Dzinoreva
Macroeconomic Reforms, Government Size, and Investment Behaviour in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation
By: Enang B. Udah
Linking Knowledge and Practice: Assessing Options for Sustainable Use of Mopane Worms (Imbasia belina) in Southern Zimbabwe
By: Tendayi Gondo, Peter Frost, Witness Kozanayi, Jayne Stack, and Member Mushongahande
Intergenerational Equity for Biodiversity Conservation: Implications and Prospects
By: Pierre Nemb, Ndjom Ndjom Mathias, and Fidoline Ngo Nonga
Institutional Decay and Environmental Degradation In Ward 29 Gutu West, Zimbabwe
By: Chigwenya Average
Factors Affecting Farmers' Ability to Pay for Irrigation Facilities in Nigeria: The Case of Oshin Irrigation Scheme in Kwara State
By: S. Bamidele Fakayode, I. Ogunlade, O. Ayinde, and P. Olabode
Effect of Climate Change on Cocoa Yield: A Case of Cocoa Research Institute (Crin) Farm, Oluyole Local Government Ibadan Oyo State
By: Ajewole Davies Ojo & Iyanda Sadiq
The Decentralization-Recentralization Confusion: An Analysis of the Decentralized Management of Common Pool Resources in Mahenye CAMPFIRE Projects in Chipinge Zimbabwe
By: Chigwenya Average and Chifamba Ephraim
Wind Climatology in Environmental Planning for Sustainable Air Pollution Management in the Niger Delta, Nigeria
By: B. Pius Utang, C. Okoko Ogba, and Olatunde S. Eludoyin

Erosion Problems in a Nigerian Rual Community
By: Ajewole Davies Ojo and Oni Johnson


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