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The history of church institutions. A case study of Nyahuni Adventist High School from 1987-2015

AbstractThe study examines the history of church institutions in Zimbabwe with special reference to Nyahuni Adventist high school in Murewa Mashonaland east province. The aim of the study is to unpack the reasons for the establishment of these church institutions and how they are contributing to the development of the communities around them. The research brought out the main objectives and aims of these church institutions and the measures they are implementing in achieving their desired goa...

Contesting Generational And Ethnic Discourses In Historical Accounts Of The Liberation Struggle. A Case Study Of The Sunday Mail Column, Chronicles From The Second Chimurenga.

ABSTRACTSince the attainment of independence in 1980, Zimbabwe’s historiography has been dominated by what Byrnes (2012:3) refers to as “Big History.” This Big History, authored by self-glorifying former nationalists and complemented by willing commissar intellectuals of the early 1980s, silenced the narratives of former fighting forces from the Second Chimurenga, which brought the country’s independence. However, studies utilizing a bottom up approach that is capturing the voices of ...

Insights Into Landforms And Soils For Explaining Plague Hosts-Vectors Interaction In Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

ABSTRACTWestern Usambara Mountains in Lushoto District, Tanzania, are highly populated owing to favourable climatic conditions for production of both cash and food crops such as coffee, tea, maize, beans, potatoes and assorted fruits and vegetables. Some areas in the district are also potential as tourist destinations. However, clusters of villages in the district are reported to be hot-spots of plague recurrence that has caused deaths of thousands of people. Plague outbreaks in some villages...

An investigation into the role of globalization in developing countries. A case study of Zimbabwe 2000 to 2019

ABSTRACTThis study investigates into the role of globalization in developing countries using Zimbabwe as a case study. My central argument is that despite fundamental advances in the global set up or technological world order, the third world developmental levels still remains extremely unsatisfactory. History is repeating itself in a more advanced way. The global century has pave a way to changes in several aspects of social and economic life are changing and post-industrial shifts are unpar...

Effects Of Organic Mulch On Yield And Selected Pests Of Organically Grown Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) And Sweet Pepper

ABSTRACTThe objectives of this study were (i) to determine the effects of Mexican weeping pine (Pinus patula Schelde. ex Schltdl and Cham) and wild lemon grass (Cymbopogon spp.) mulches and time of their application on yield and quality of organically grown tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) and sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), (ii) to investigate the effect of pine and wild lemon grass mulch on pests and beneficial arthropods under organic production of tomato and sweet pepper, and (iii) to ...

The (re)construction of history through fictional and non-fictional narratives. Hotel Rwanda and Rwanda’s Untold Story

ABSTRACTThis study is about the construction and reconstruction of „reality‟ in fictional and non-fictional films Hotel Rwanda (George, 2004) and Rwanda‟s Untold Story (Terry, 2014). The study explores, and explains how cinematographic and narrative techniques are used to (re)construct the history of the Rwanda genocide. Political Economy of Film and the Gaze theory were employed to provide a theoretical base for this research. The study employed qualitative research methods, archival r...

Epidemiology Of Bovine Tuberculosis In Cattle And Selected Wild Animals In The Interface Of Katavi Rukwa Ecosystem, Tanzania

ABSTRACTA study on epidemiology bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in wildlife-livestock interface was undertaken in Katavi-Rukwa Ecosystem (KRE). The objective of the study was to generate epidemiology data of BTB in KRE interface. This study aimed to isolate members of the mycobacteria tuberculosis complex (MTC), determine the prevalence of the disease as well as evaluating Bovigam® and Stat Pak® serological diagnostic test. In year 2010 to 2012, 789 cattle were examined by single comparative intr...

Challenges Faced In The Teaching And Learning Of Source-Based Questions In History At Ordinary Level: A Case Study Of A Rural School In Lupane District

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the challenges faced in the teaching and learning of source-based questions in history at ordinary level. This was prompted by the need to understand why pupils who attempt source-based questions perform poorly in the examinations at ordinary level. The case study research design was used, that is, single case study. The target population was ordinary level history teachers and pupils at a rural school in Lupane district. From the population of 46, the research...

Prospects And Challenges Of Cross Cultural Counseling In Tertiary Institutions. The Case Of The Midlands State University Student Affairs Division

AbstractThis study is in the field of culture and counseling studies. The main focus of the study is on theprospects and challenges of cross cultural counseling at tertiary learning institutions. The researchwas informed by the culture relativism theory. The research was given impetus by the culturaldiversity at the Midlands State University and how it causes challenges to counseling. Theresearcher discovered that there are challenges that are associated with cross cultural counseling interti...

An analysis of the role played by NGOs in promoting peace in Zimbabwe’s prisons: Case study ZACRO 2008 TO 2017.

ABSTRACTCrime offenders need to require skills in different trades while in custody through rehabilitation services. This case study seeks to show whether rehabilitation programs available in prisons are best at serving the interests of both inmates and crime offenders. The population of the study consisted of 200 male inmates and 5 prison officers out of which twenty inmates and ten prison officers were randomly selected. The study traced how the prison system‟s efforts to transform in lin...

An Analysis On The Effectiveness Of The The Role Of Parliament In Strengthening Police Accountabilty In Zimbabwe, 2013-2017.

ABSTRACTPolice Accountability is critically important as it seeks to enhance a culture of police accountability and constitutionalism in Zimbabwe. This is very instructive in that it aptly recognises the instrumental role played by Parliament in cultivating the culture of accountable national governance systems in our national institutions such as the Police Service. As encapsulated in the Preambular statement of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the people of Zimbabwe cherish “…freedom, equa...

Decentralised Planning In Zimbabwe: A Review Of Provincial, Urban And District Development Planning In Post-Dependence Zimbabwe (Post-1980)

Abstract: The paper provides a detailed analysis of the nature and formsof decentralised planning existing in Zimbabwe since 1980. Most of themreflect a continuity from the colonial period with modifications to suit thenew sociwconomic order. A detailed review is made of the powers thatexist for planning and implementation, and also their limitations. Themultiplicity of agencies has created problems, which has called for moreco-ordination particularly at provincial level. However, the conflic...

Sustainability Of Community-Based Government Funded Agricultural Infrastructure Projects In Tanzania: A Case Of Dadp Community Investment Sub-Projects In Korogwe District

ABSTRACTThis study intended to establish the institutional determinants of sustainability of DADP community-based investment sub-projects in Korogwe District. A cross-sectional design was adopted and a mixed methods research approach was used. Three hundred and sixty-one farmers/livestock-keepers participated in the study. The data collection methods which were used included questionnaire survey, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and direct observations. Quantitative and quali...

The Potential, Progress And Prospects Of Hunting Tourism:- A Case Study Of Matetsi Hunting Concession

ABSTRACTThe study sought to determine the Potential, progress and prospects of hunting tourism at Matetsi Hunting Concession. The research sought to ascertain the state of hunting, determine the challenges associated with hunting, determine the progress of hunting and assess the potential and prospects of trophy hunting at Matetsi hunting concession. It also sought to produce recommendations that may enhance tourism at Matetsi hunting concession. A literature review addressed the history of t...

Impact Of Climate Variability And Change On Rain-Fed Farming System In Selected Semi-Arid Areas Of Tanzania

ABSTRACTClimate variability and change pose serious challenges to smallholder farmers and agro-pastoralists. Nonetheless, their trends and impacts on rain-fed farming system (RFFS) in semi-arid areas of Tanzania have not sufficiently been explored. This study was conducted in Iramba and Meatu districts to contribute to this knowledge gap. The study specifically (i) assessed meteorological data trends of rainfall and temperature between 1994 and 2011; (ii) determined farmers’ perception of c...


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