Merging Indigenous African and Western Knowledge Systems; I

Since colonial times, Euro centricism has eroded development and modernization of not only indigenous African architectural design values but also other Sub-Saharan, socio-cultural heritage knowledge and practices. From onset of colonialism, a large quantity of these heritages underwent disparagement for allegedly possessing lower cultural value. It was born in Europe’s mental faculties to monopolize claims to architectural beauty.

Human evolution in a variable environment: the amplifier lakes of Eastern Africa

The development of the Cenozoic East African Rift System (EARS) profoundly re-shaped the landscape and significantly increased the amplitude of short-term environmental response to climate variation. In particular, the development of amplifier lakes in rift basins after three million years ago significantly contributed to the exceptional sensitivity of East Africa to climate change compared to elsewhere on the African continent.

HIV/AIDS risk and worry in Northern Kenya

Data from a 2003 survey of sexual behaviour (n = 400) conducted in the Ariaal community of Karare, Marsabit District, northern Kenya, were used to delineate patterns of risk and worry about contracting HIV/AIDS. Despite widespread reporting of high-risk sexual behaviours (including multiple partners, concurrency, sexual mixing and not using condoms) by survey participants, logistic regression analysis found only one statistically significant positive association between these behaviours and self-assessment of being at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

Kenyan Women Medical Doctors and Their Motivations to Pursue International Research Training

There is a need to understand the factors that influence African women medical doctors to pursue international health research training because they remain under-represented in research fields but increasingly represented in medicine. Methods: We conducted a program study with Kenyan women ( N = 12) who participated in a US funded AIDS International Training and Research Program implemented by the University of Washington. Interviews were conducted to understand their clinical research career motivations and training pathways into global health research.

East African Integration: an assessment of the financial opportunities for Kenya

Integration' refers to a much more formal arrangement that involves some political and economic sacrifices as well as commitments, concessions, processes and political will to redefine participation in the international ecohomy, In this regard regional cooperation may be a phase in the process of regional integration. Integration can be said to exist when units join together in order to satisfy objectives which they cannot meet autonomously. In this way, integration can be a process which hastens up the achievement of certain objectives in the interest of a larger body.

Reconstructing the origin and dispersal patterns of village chickens across East Africa: insights from autosomal markers.

Unravelling the genetic history of any livestock species is central to understanding the origin, development and expansion of agricultural societies and economies. Domestic village chickens are widespread in Africa. Their close association with, and reliance on, humans for long-range dispersal makes the species an important biological marker in tracking cultural and trading contacts between human societies and civilizations across time.

Health care worker training programmes: Sharing the Kenyan experience

Despite what seems to be a significant burden of rheumatic diseases in East Africa, huge deficiencies in education and training of health professionals exist. World health organization recommends that there should be at least one rheumatologist per 100,000 people. However in sub-Saharan Africa(excluding south Africa), there are less than 20 rheumatologists for over 8000 million people and only four for a population of over 100 million in East Africa. Appropriate training of suitably qualified staff could help rectify this.

The celebration of nature by East African poets: a focus on Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

This study critically analyzes the manner in which nature has been celebrated by poets from East Africa; specifically, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It is based on East African anthologies in English published between 1960 and 2012. The study sees a gap in the literary field where the East African poet's regard for nature remains largely unexamined. This is more so a propos associating this theme with the poetic style. In an endeavor to fill this gap, the study aspires to make a faithful representation of the place taken by nature poems in the East African literary canon.

Political and economic factors as determinants on Inter State- Relations: a case study of Kenya and Tanzania, 1964-1988

It was the changing relations between Kenya and Tanzania over the years that stimulated this research. The former members of the East African Community had formed ideal partners, having shared colonial backqround. common languages, trade systems, borders and ethnic groups. But instead of harmonious coexistence there were several conflicts between the two countries to the point that the economic community in which both belonged collapsed. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors which brought these changing relations between 1964 and 1988.

Effect of poultry waste and grain sorghum supplements on utilization of range hay by small East African goats

A feeding study was conducted to determine the effect of varying levels of poultry waste (Pw) and grain sorghum (Gs) on dry matter intake (OMI) and ill vivo dry matter digestibility (lVDMO) of low-quality range hay fed to Small East African goats. The study also evaluated nitrogen balance (NB), blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and liveweight gains (LWG) of the animals. Twenty eight goats of 14-16 kg liveweight were randomly assigned to four treatments A, B, C and 0, comprising of 0 % (Pw) and 88 % (Gs); 29% (Pw) and 59% (Gs); 59% (Pw) and 29% (Gs); and 88% (Pw) and 0% (Gs), respectively.

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