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The Impact Of Cultural Diversity In A Polarised Society: A Study Of Bessie Head’s Maru, Phaswane Mpe’s Welcome To Our Hilbrow And Paul Freeman’s Rumours Of Ophir

AbstractThis literary study investigates the effects and role of cultural diversity in influencing interculturalrelations and people’s individual relations in society. It uses the textual analysiswhich plays a very important role in the research findings. The study analyses PhaswaneMpe’s Welcome to Our Hilbrow (2001), Paul Freeman’s Rumours Of Ophir(1998) andBessie Head’s Maru(1971).The exploration of how cultural diversity influences inter-culturalrelations in society is substantiate...

Schism In Pentecostal Churches: A Case Of Apostolic Faith Mission In Zimbabwe(2008-2017)

AbstractThis research emphasises on the causes of schisms in Pentecostal Churches with particular reference to AFM in Zimbabwe church from 2008-2017. This is as a result of continuous emergence of Pentecostal churches through splits from AFM and other old Pentecostal churches. There is also a rapid increase in Pentecostal churches for the past decade. Despite challenges it faced, AFM continued to grow in areas such as numerical, spiritual, infrastructural, political and technological. There a...

Influence Of Converged Newsroom Platforms To The Practice Of Professional Journalism By The Herald And Daily News

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the influence of newsroom convergence to the practice of professional journalism by The Herald and daily News. The study sought to establish how the two publications which have opposed views are adapting to newsroom convergence and with what effect the development plays in the practice of professional journalism. The study was mainly qualitative and data was taped from the targeted population using qualitative data collection methods. The researcher made ...

Pathogenic Variation, Diagnosis And Reaction Of Elite Rice Genotypes To Rice Yellow Mottle Virus In Tanzania

ABSTRACTSurveys were conducted in 2013 and 2014 to determine geographical variation and phylotypes of RYMV and the influence of environment and climatic factors on their distribution in Morogoro, Pwani, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga, Kigoma, Mbeya and Rukwa regions. Farmers’ field practices and perceptions on the disease were also studied. Most of the farmers (91%) interviewed planted their own saved rice seeds. There were positive correlations (P ≤ 0.05) between weeding methods and sour...

Household Dietary Diversity And Nutritional Status Of Children And Women Of Pastoral Adaptive Capacity In The Changing Climate In Kilosa District

ABSTRACTKilosa District is the district in Morogoro Region that has been affected by climate change for many years. This study assessed the pastoral adaptive capacity in the changing climate in Kilosa District. Both simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used to obtain sample. Qualitative data were collected using key informant interview, Focus group discussions and field observation, while quantitative data were collected using household questionnaire survey. Analysis of qualit...

Characterization Of Avipoxviruses From Chickens And Domestic Pigeons In Tanzania

ABSTRACTAvipoxviruses (APVs) are double stranded DNA viruses belonging to the family Poxviridae, sub-family Chordopoxvirinae and genus Avipoxvirus. APVs cause pox in birds; in chickens the disease is known as fowl pox, caused by Fowlpox virus (FWPV). In the recent years the incidence and prevalence of fowl pox in chickens has increased in Tanzania, characterized by high mortalities of chicks and growers. The main research question among researchers has been “are there variant strains of FWP...

Effects Of Institutional Changes On Forest Condition: A Case Of Chenene Forest Reserve In Bahi District, Tanzania

ABSTRACTThis study assessed the effects of institutional changes on forest condition, stakeholders’ interests, the performance of local institutions and factors influencing the performance of local governance structures, using a case study of Chenene Forest Reserve (CFR) in Bahi, Tanzania. Data were collected through forest inventory using 120 systematically selected sample plots. Satellite images were collected and analysed using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System technique...

Environmental Performance Of Smallholder Organic And Conventional Cotton Production Systems In Meatu, Tanzania

ABSTRACTCotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is among the most important export crops in Tanzania, contributing directly to peoples‘ livelihood and economic development. Cotton is grown under both conventional and organic farming systems and both farming systems are characterised by low cotton yield. Low fertilizer input use and low fertility contributes to such low yields. A quick solution to address the low cotton yield seems to be enhanced use of fertilizer and pesticide, which is also challen...

Utilization Of Social Media As A Source Of Co-Operative Information Among The Youth In Meru County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study sought to examine the utilization of social media as a communication tool byco-operatives in Meru County in the dissemination of co-operative information among theyouth. The researcher explored the potential of social media and examined its usage andbarriers as a communication tool among the co-operatives. Largely, the study notes thatthe growth and usage of social media has been enabled by the internet and technologicaladvancement. This thesis aimed at finding out the exte...

Vernacular Fm Radioas A Tool For Communicating Cultural Þÿ V A L U E S : A C A S E O F M U R A N G County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTCurrently, numerous FM stations have mushroomed in Kenya, many of them using vernacular languages in their broadcast. The radio programmes cover a variety of topics including politics, business, relationships, lifestyle, family, education, environment and health. However, very few of these programmes specifically tackle issues related to culture. Limited research has been carried out regarding the place of radio programmes in transmitting cultural values. West...

The Role Of Faith Based Organizations In Curbing Gender--Based Violence In Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTFaith-based organizations are defined as faith-influenced non-governmental organizations. Theyare often structured around development and/or relief service delivery programs and aresometimes run simultaneously at the national, regional and international levels. Faith-Basedorganizations have played an important part in effective global responses to gender--basedviolence over the past twenty years and have a central role to play in the development andimplementation of gender--based viol...

An Assessment Of The Kenyan Journalism Training And Gaps Filled By Other Professionals: A Study Of Selected Fm Radio Stations

AbstractPurpose: The purpose of the study was to determine whether gaps exist in the Kenyan journalism training thatare now filled by other professionals. Materials and methods: The three study sites were local FM radio stations - Radio Citizen, Radio Jambo, and Radio Maisha. Using a 2014 Media Council of Kenya study of radio talk shows in Kenya as a background,the thesis placed more emphasis on the radio presenters and their content. The study applied Social Responsibility Theory which posit...

Media Influence On The Conduct Of Electioneering Process In Kenya With Reference To Kisumu County

ABSTRACTThe role of the media in conflicts has been a concern across the world. Its effect hasintensified enormously and scholars are yet to concur on the extent of the media effecton conflicts and peace-building. The general objective of the study was to assess themedia influence on the conduct of electioneering process in Kenya with reference toKisumu County. The specific objectives of the study were to: investigate the type ofinfluence of the media during electioneering process in Kenya wi...

The Relationship Betweenparentalattachmentstyle, Family Socioeconomic Statusand Deviant Behaviouramong Secondary School Students Inhomabay County, Kenya

ABSTRACTDeviance has devastating effects on the individual and the community as a whole. Thepurpose of this study was to establish the relationship between parental attachment,family socioeconomic status and deviant behavior among secondary school students inHomabay County. The study was guided by the following objectives: to assess therelationship between parental attachment styles and deviant behavior among secondaryschool students; to evaluate the relationship between family socioeconomic ...

Oral Narrative Extension Of Sportmedia: An Experience With An English Premier League Soccer Audience Community In Eldoret, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis article is based on a cultural practice that has developed in the context ofthe interaction between Eldoret-based audiences of European football with thetelevision medium through which they access this football. It is a practice that Iwill refer to here as the oral narrative extension of media. I describe and interpretit in the light of two conceptual frames; media practice theory and oral narrativeperformance. Two main arguments are developed. First, that the electronicreconfigu...


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