Research Papers/Topics in History

The Banyarwanda Citizenship Question in Uganda A Case Study of Ntungamo District 1959-2002

ABSTRACT  The Study is about the history of Banyarwanda Citizenship question in Uganda. The 1959 Rwanda revolution left many refugees of Batusti scattered in Ntungamo district. They have negotiated for formal Ugandan citizenship since then but the rules and policies of Uganda governments since independence have not worked in their favour. The work summarises the constant attempts of Banyarwanda refugees to acquire Ugandan citizenship since 1959 -2002.This involved trial to overcome social, p...

How the January 1966 Coup Happened

this research paper it a brief history over what happened over a time, The 1966 Nigerian coup d'état began on 15 January 1966, when mutinous Nigerian soldiers led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna killed 22 people[4] including the Prime Minister of Nigeria, many senior politicians, many senior Army officers (including their wives), and sentinels on protective duty.[5][6] The coup plotters attacked the cities of Kaduna, Ibadan, and Lagos while also blockading the ...

British Colonial Legacy and Ethno-Cultural Conflicts in Takum, Taraba State, North-eastern Geo-political Zone, Nigeria 1914-2008

ABSTRACT The study examined British Colonial Legacy and Ethno-cultural Conflicts in Takum, Taraba North Eastern Geo-political Zone Nigeria. Takum has experienced consistent ethno-cultural conflict which destroyed lives and property and equally resulted in growth retardation and further prevent industrial growth and any form of developmental project. Three specific objectives guided this study and these were; (i) to examine the level of British colonial legacy and Ethno-cultural conflicts in T...

Curriculum Shifts and the Teaching of History in Uganda A Case of Secondary Schools in Mbarara District, 2000-2015

ABSTRACT  This study investigated curriculum shifts and the teaching of history in secondary schools in Uganda using Mbarara district as a case study. Despite the so many decades of western education in Uganda and the periodic shifts in Uganda’s secondary school curriculum [at least in theory after every five years], questions continue to persist about the relevance of the content taught. The increasing number of the jobless youths could be a reflection of the students not acquiring the sk...

Account for the Life and Times of Oba Akinsemoyin

ABSTRACT This paper attempt to, account for, the Life and Times of Oba Akinsemoyin. This study is necessitated by the important role in which Oba Akinsemoyin played in the chequered history of the Lagos area in the 18th century, most notably in the aspects of the transformation of Lagos from a mere Lagoon area to a territory featured of commerce, trade, industrialization, urbanization, and even more profoundly, modernization. As a result of the objective of this paper, by accounting for the ...

The Mutapa and the Portuguese: Archaeometallurgy and Regional Interaction in Southern Africa

Abstract For 400 years before the onset of British colonisation, northern Zimbabwe witnessed increased interaction between the locals and several Europeans. The most powerful local player was the Mutapa state, while the mercantilism-fuelled Portuguese were the dominant foreign players. These foils were brought together by the lucrative Indian Ocean trade network. The available historical evidence posits that in this trading system, northern Zimbabwe supplied gold, iron, ivory and other loc...

Colonialism and Socio-economic Development of African Societies: A Case Study of Hadejia Emirate, Nigeria (1906-1960)

ABSTRACT This historical study was carried out in Hadejia Emirate of Nigeria to assess the establishment of colonialism in Nigeria, to examine the social impact of colonialism on Hadeja Emirate, Nigeria, as well as to analyze the economic impact of colonialism on Hadejia Emirate in Nigeria. Being a historical study, documentary analyses as well as oral interviews were used. The 53 respondents who participated in the study were purposively selected on an assumption that they were knowledgable ...

Presenting the Art and the Science of Qualified Historiography: Anchoring History-writing in the Event of Uncertainty and Unreliability of Narratives

This paper presents and articulates the art and the science of Qualified Historiography, that is, History-writing in cases of uncertainty and unreliability of the narrative– where narratives are not absolute or certain, based on hypotheses, need to be refined and recast, and therefore also need to be qualified. This is a practical and immeasurably useful approach that allows readers to sift the grain from the chaff, and cull the essence without jettisoning the meat.  It can be used in many...

Dangers and limitations of Marxist historiography from a non-religious and an Indian perspective

This paper explains the dangers and limitations of Marxist Historiography from a non-religious perpective 

REWRITING WOMEN INTO GHANAIAN HISTORY 1950-1966

ABSTRACT Ghana today enjoys the presence of a multiplicity of voluntary organisations majority of which claim to be dedicated to women’s welfare and empowerment. These groups or movements operate in a rather calm and tolerant political atmosphere and enjoy the benefits of access to and a relatively easy means of information dissemination. How different was the situation in the 1950s and early years after independence when the main focus and attention of Ghanaians particularly, male politi...

Motor Speech Skills In Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study Of Karatina Special School

This is a case study on motor speech skills in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The objectives of this study were to identify the types of speech impairments in children with CP, to describe the impact of impaired motor skills on speech development in the children and to analyze the effects of speech impairment on their psychosocial development. Motor Speech Theory as proposed by Lieberman and Mattingly (1985) was used to guide and explain the findings of this study. The study was done in K...

Print Media Portrayal Of Islam And Muslims And Its Influence On Christian-muslim Relations In Nairobi County, Kenya

This study focuses on print media portrayal of Islam and Muslims and its influence on Christian-Muslim relations in Nairobi County. Islam has been accused of encouraging violence and Muslims perceived as people who thrive in violence. Islam enjoins its members to embrace peace and harmonious inter- faith coexistence. Print media as a powerful source of Christians’ knowledge about Islam and Muslims could have led to shaping of the opinion. The objectives of the study are:  to evaluate the I...

Evolution And Activities Of Jeshi La Embakasi Movement In Kenya; 1992-2010.

The study was undertaken to investigate the evolution and activities of Jeshi la Embakasi in the period1992-2010.This study sought to achieve the following research objectives; To examine the background history of vigilante groups in Kenya 1992-2010, To investigate the origin and activities of Jeshi la Embakasi Movement in Kenya 1992-2010 and to interrogate the change in the organization of Jeshi la Embakasi Movement 1992-2010. The study was guided by the Rational Choice theory and made use ...

The Transformation Of Circumcision And Masculinity Among The Agikuyu Of Kiambu, 1945-2008

THE TRANSFORMATION OF CIRCUMCISION AND MASCULINITY AMONG THE AGIKUYU OF KIAMBU, 1945-2008 Rites of passage are very significant in many African societies. They mark a critical stage in a person’s life. Of the many rites of passage that exist, circumcision is common. Traditionally, the practice entailed elaborate procedures that required early planning and was accompanied with specific rituals. However, circumcision has undergone major transformation overtime. This study analyzes the trans...


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