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«Africa: History and Culture» - electronic scientific journal.

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1 December 20, 2017


1. Jacob Owusu Sarfo
2018 Open Call for Special Issues: Editor-in-Chief’s Note

Africa: History and Culture, 2017, 2(1): 3
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2017.1.3CrossRef
URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1520509776.pdf
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2. Jacob Owusu Sarfo
Get the Rabbit Habit! National Rabbit Project, Mamattah and the Psychology of Rabbit Consumption in Ghana

Africa: History and Culture, 2017, 2(1): 4-9.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2017.1.4CrossRef

Rabbit breeding and rabbit meat in Ghana have both political and animal husbandry values. Beginning from the famous “Operation Feed Yourself” (OFY) by the regime of Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong’s National Redemption Council (NRC), rabbits gain popularity into national history, food production and nutrition of Ghanaians. The OFY housed the National Rabbit Project (NRP) which was created and managed by Newlove Mamattah. This paper seeks to examine the historical NRP, rabbit production, benefits and potentials existing and future governments in Ghana and other African countries can unearth to advance food production. Although OYF, Mamattah and the NRP made historic triumphs, the role of rabbits in national development has not received much attention till date. The loss of interest in raising and consuming rabbit meat may be attributed partly to the political fall of the NRC and the poor political commitment of future governments towards sustainable meat production in Ghana.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1520509868.pdf
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3. A. N. Oyewole, Joel Abah, Abraham Templeman
African Legal Culture in Modern Era: The Etutekpe Okpo Experience, North Central Nigeria

Africa: History and Culture, 2017, 2(1): 10-16.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2017.1.10CrossRef

African legal culture exists in every African society to instil order, via the spirit of brotherhood and oneness. Despite the foreign invasion of Africa, the strength of this cultural system remains commendable. This paper examines how the African legal culture works presently with regards to the Etutekpe-Okpo of North Central Nigeria between 1990-2015. Using a mix-methods approach, findings reveal six different segments in the Etutekpe-Okpo legal culture; political (kings and chiefs), ancestors and deities, African Traditional Religion (priest and priestess), family system (the most elderly), social (women and age grade associations), and indigenous court institutions (wise elders). It is also noteworthy that masculinity and the role of community elders are revered with few subscribing to the African Traditional Religion, due to the influx of foreign religions. This paper has implications for future research, education and development of African culture.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1520509959.pdf
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4. Marie Correa, Brandon K. Dumas, Chanika Jones, Victor Mbarika
The Millennium Challenge Corporation: A Backward Mapping Approach to Implementation of Foreign Aid

Africa: History and Culture, 2017, 2(1): 17-23.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2017.1.17CrossRef

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the main U.S. agency for development aid programs; just like other poverty-reduction programs in developing countries, it faces policy implementation issues. In 2004 President Bush created the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) as an alternate agency to provide aid based on a set criteria and indicators for high-performing governments. The MCC changes the way the US provides aid for development. Policy implementation is a major issue in developing nations. This paper explores the implementation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and attempts to link it to the “backward mapping” implementation framework of Elmore.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1520510152.pdf
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5. Serwaa Akoto Tanoh
"It's Best when You Treat Yourself": Culture of Healthcare and Health Seeking Behaviour Among Health Care Professionals in Accra, Ghana

Africa: History and Culture, 2017, 2(1): 24-28.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2017.1.24CrossRef

The study sought to explore the health seeking behaviour of healthcare professional in Accra. A sample size of 100 respondents was used for this study through the questionnaires while 4 persons were interviewed. Results in satisfying the research objectives revealed that healthcare professionals faced both major and minor health problems. Factors such as time, knowledge of disease, accessibility, quality care, quick treatment of disease, confidentiality, embarrassment, severity of illness, attitude of colleagues among others cause them to practice self-medication instead of seeking formal healthcare. Though additional research studies are needed to understand this behaviour among healthcare professionals, the emphasis should be on an intervention to eliminate the behaviour.

URL: http://ejournal48.com/journals_n/1520510222.pdf
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6. Josephine Cudjoe
Call for Self-Esteem Interventions in Africa: A Brief Look at Gaps

Africa: History and Culture, 2017, 2(1): 29-32.
DOI: 10.13187/ahc.2017.1.29CrossRef

Self-esteem is a sociocultural concept that looks at the evaluation of one’s self or the value one places on his or her life, whether positive or negative. High self and low self-esteem have different characteristic features. This paper looks at current issues regarding self-esteem and existing interventions that have emerged so far. Future studies will need to advance interventions with a focus on African cultural factors. They should also look at the role of gender, physical appearance, parenting and other demographic factors on self-esteem.

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