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This study seeks to investigate the innovations brought about by international trade in the service industry in Kenya with a focus in the banking sector.  It seeks to answer several questions: What are technological innovations adopted by Kenya‟s banking sector? How has the banking sector in Kenya benefited from  technology transfer and  international  trade?  What  is  the growth  and impact of internet banking in Kenyan banks?

 

 

Debates on massive communal land acquisition have raged on, between its proponents and detractors. The proponents consider it as an opportunity to optimize land usage; create jobs; usher  in  needed  foreign  investment  to  improve  the  agricultural  sector  and  the  transfer technology in developing countries. The detractors conceptualize it as a threat to food security, smallholder farming, the environment and socio-economic stability in developing countries.

Conflicts are the root cause of economic and social poverty which deprive people their basic needs. The most devastating conflicts of ongoing conflicts are civil wars which often take place in countries that are undergoing political change. The media has a responsibility to bring the “honest eyes and fair ears” of the international community on the ground.  Through the media, the world has a glimpse of the conditions affecting all sides of the conflict.

Africa‘s development, despite having billions injected into its advancement still remains at best gradual. Poverty levels still remain relatively high as compared to other parts of the globe hampering socio-economic growth in the continent. The interplay between economic and non- economic factors are vital in understanding the dynamics of socio-economic development. The latter justifies the inefficiencies of conditional loans imposed by IFI‘s as history depicts these organizations as lacking knowledge of the environments in which they distribute their loans.

THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE ECONOMY OF KENYA

This  project paper  aims  to  highlight  the  impacts  of  climate  change  on  the  economy  of Kenya. The  paper  seeks to  address  the  challenges  faced  by  the  government  of  Kenya  to handle the  various  economic  obstacles  as  a  result  of  climate  change  on  the  various  parts of  the country.

In an African continent experiencing ever growing effects of Climate Change more so in Sub- Saharan Africa‟s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), how have African citizens managed to cope. What role has gender played in this adaptation and how have women in Africa built resilience to climate change adaptation. What role does gender play in Climate Change resilience and what strategies and policies have African governments put in place to help women adapt to climate change? These are the major questions that guided this study which sought to examine

This study investigates the impact of small arms and light weapons proliferation on the security of the IGAD region particularly on the human security of South Sudan. An examination of the norms, institutions and policies on small arms and light weapons relevant for South Sudan. Using the concept of Human Security, the study illustrates the links between proliferation of small arms and light weapons and human security in the IGAD region with South Sudan as the case study. The study relied on secondary data and presented the information gathered using thematic analysis.

The research project examines Kenya‘s devolved system of government that came into effect with in 2013. The devolved system of government is articulated by the new constitution that was promulgated on the 27th of August 2010 but took effect in 2013 following the assumption of Office of  a new government. The study examines  this new system of governance and how it has impacted on the lives of Kenyans both negatively and positively. It also draws lessons for other African countries that might be interested in a similar  devolution process.

This research project  discusses  the  influence Hollywood films  have  had  in a post  9/11 security era across weak states. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, terrorism has become more frequent in Kenya undertaken by Al Qaeda affiliate terror organization Al Shabaab. These attacks persisted and become more frequent and deadly in both scale and casualties after Kenya‟s incursion into Somalia in 2011 signifying enormous complexity of the terror organization with respect to structure, mode of attacks, and the area under its command in Somalia.

The rate of drug trafficking in Africa has increased over the decades; In West Africa, in particular, it has assumed an alarming proportion. Despite existing protocols signed to deal with this illicit trade, the Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS] receives a report almost daily on the seizure of narcotics from at least one of their members. This chapter provides a preliminary view of the nature and background study of drug trafficking and abuse, and its effects on development and governance, but mainly the security of the people in the region.

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