Research Papers/Topics in History And International Studies

Introducing Anthropological Historiography as an integral component of Twenty-first Century Historiography: The role played by Anthropological Historiography in the attainment of long-term

This paper is the last in our trilogy on Twenty-First Century Historiography. It attempts to bring all our endeavours to their logical culmination and as such may be construed to be our apotheosis in this regard. The first paper proposed a basic approach for Historiography in the Twenty-first Century and laid out the basic objectives of Twenty-first Century Historiography. The second paper laid out the core principles of Twenty-first Century Historiography, and these were seen a neces...

Money and Politics in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria is a country of 140 million inhabitants, broken into 250 ethnic/linguistic groups. Nigeria is often characterized by poor governance, corruption and social injustice, manifestations apparent in all facets of Nigerian society. This notwithstanding, however, Nigerians always appreciated the importance of good governance. However, long years of military rule slowed development of democratic values and a culture of transparency an...

A Social History Of The San Of Tsholotsho District Ward 7 And 10 From The Colonial Era To Independence - 2017.

AbstractThis study focuses on the social life of the San people of Tsholotsho District ward 7 and 10 from the colonial era up to independence. The study seeks to bring to attention the plight of San people who as one of world‟s oldest indigenous groups has consistently suffered domination, discrimination, cultural assimilation by other social groups. Their history has not been documented because they have never had any contact with technology and modernization they have been widely marginal...

Widows And Inheritance Violation: Case Studies Of Zengeza 1 And 5 Chitungwiza 1997-2018.

ABSTRACTThe dissertation is mainly focused on the widows continued experiences of property inheritance violations in Zimbabwe particularly Zengeza 1 and 5 in Chitungwiza. The cause and reasons why widows are still being disinherited their property rights after legal laws were implemented to protect them. Widows before the Administration of Estates Amendment Act of 1997 they faced violations towards their right to property inheritance. The first born usually the son or a male relative was the ...

The Historical Development Of Urban Commuter Transport System In Zimbabwe. A Case Study Of Harare’s Mufakose High Density Suburb (1967-2017)

ABSTRACTThe historical development of the urban commuter system in Rhodesia was as result of improved road infrastructure and the failure of the Salisbury City Council to create a bus system resulting in the sector being operated by a private company. Several factors led to the establishment of Mufakose and earliest developments in the commuter transport system were greatly linked to economic growth. The commuter transport system prior to the establishment of the suburb was under the monopoly...

Women and domestic violence in Mashonaland East province 2000-2017

ABSTRACTVery little is known about the living experiences faced by most abused women who live in therural areas in Zimbabwe as they continue to be victims of domestic violence. The current studyattempts to redress this shot-fall by listening to women’s issues, understanding their familysituations and assess strategies that have been advanced as well as information to prevent casesof domestic violence in Mashonaland East province. Studies have shown that domestic violencecases are rampant in...

A Social And Cultural History Of The People Under Chief Malaba (Matobo District) 1890-1980

AbstractThe setting of the research was confined to area under Chief Malaba in Matobo district, South- Western Zimbabwe. The Malaba were known because of their charms and magic. The research accounts for the history of the Malaba because they were once the chief doctors of the Ndebele kings both Mzilikazi and Lobengula respectively. As a result, the belief in Mwali cult was of utmost importance. The dissertation seeks to inform readers to understand the history of Malaba people, their chiefta...

Youth Empowerment And Development Strategies in Mutasa, c. 2010-2018.

ABSTRACT This study explores and examines development and empowerment strategies initiated on promoting youths in Mutasa District from 2010 to 2018. The investigation aimed on youths in Mutasa District identifying and evaluating the political, economic and social changes brought through youth programmes. Interviews and questionnaires were mostly used during the investigation. The findings indicated that youths were promoted and empowered through donations, funds, awareness campaigns, te...

The History Of Sacred Shrines To Zimbabwe Assemblies Of God Africa: The Case Of Bindura Sacred Shrine

ABSTRACTThe issue raised in the secrecy of the sacred places being placed by the independent churches in Zimbabwe with the special focus on the Bindura sacred shrine of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) are crucial and pertinent to the faith and wellbeing of Christian who follow the ministry. The research document seeks to bring about the roots of the sacred place of Bindura that will reconcile with the myths which led to the expansion of the ministry. The research is striving to ...

An account of the slump of the timber industry in bulawayo and its effects on workers; 2007 – 2018.

ABSTRACT Although the deindustrialization subject in Zimbabwe has been touched upon by many historians, none of their works address the demise of the timber industry in Bulawayo. The Timber Industry played a pertinent role in sustaining livelihoods of the people in Bulawayo through the creation of employment. Its plunge affected the livelihoods of people in Bulawayo however this has not captured scholarly attention. Consequently, this research brings to the fore the factors that led to ...

Department Of History And International Studies The Plight Of Inmates At Wha Wha Detention Camp (1960 - 1980)

ABSTRACTThe period between 1960 and 1980 saw the rise of militant nationalism against the colonialgovernment in Rhodesia. The colonial regime responded by detaining thousands of nationalists5and activists. The plight of inmates in these detention centers has largely been ignored by postcolonialhistorians. Isn this study I focus primarily on the experiences of African politicaldetainees at Wha Wha Detention camp. Generally this study argues that instead of being placesof places of political re...

Violation of Children `s rights by Varemba cultural practise in Mberengwa District 1980-2013

ABSTRACTThe study sought to unpack the cultural practises and social way of life of the Varemba inMberengwa. The Varemba ethnic group in Mberengwa practise is a distinctive group whichpractise cultural practise such as Komba initiation school for girls and Murundu known as malecircumcision for boys, virginity testing, Female genital Mutilation (fgm),son preference,inheritance. In this group all boys and girls should undergo traditional initiation school tograduate into manhood and womanhood r...

The Politics Of The Work Place: A History Of Labour Unionisation In Zimbabwe’s Railway Sector, 1980-2017

ABSTRACTThe history of labour and unionisation in the railway industry in Zimbabwe can be traced back to the colonial period. As the railway industry was established, it became the nuclear for trade through transport as the country is landlocked. In the colonial era, the industry’s labour composed both the whites and Africans and the organisation and operation was discriminatory in nature which paved way for the rise of unions. The study focuses on several factors which compelled Africans t...

An Investigation Of The Socio-Cultrural And Economic Dynamics Of The Displacement Of Inhabitants Of The Tokwe-Mukosi Valley After The Floods Of 2014

AbstractThe aim of this study was to examine the socio-cultural and economic dynamics of displacement of the inhabitants of Tokwe-Mukosi valley after the floods of 2014. In February 2014 nearly 3500 families living at Tokwe and Mukosi village abandoned their ancestral land following heavy flooding from the incomplete Tokwe-Mukosi dam. The dam was constructed to boost agriculture production in Masvingo province thus to improve food security in the country. However, it resulted in the displacem...

Zapu’s Diplomatic Relations During The War Of Liberation From 1961 Up To 1979

Abstract.This study focuses on ZAPU’s diplomatic relations during the war of liberation. It strives at capturing external players that were not well documented in the historical narratives of Zimbabwe’s history of liberation. The study traces the origins of ZAPU’s diplomatic relations and the impact of these diplomatic relations in the manner through which ZAPU became portrayed as an authentic liberation movement due to the ability to craft sophisticated soft power. The study further lo...


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