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This purpose of this research project is to examine the role of media in conflict management. The goal is to interrogate and subsequently compare the role played by media specifically in the Rwandan genocide of 1994 where close to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by their fellow countrymen and the post election violence in Kenya in 2007/2008 following a disputed presidential election that led to the killing of a thousand people and displacement of more than 200,000 others.

 

The differences between a natural resource becoming a potential blessing or curse to a resource- rich country all boils down to the management of such specific resource. This study critically analysed why Norway has a better performance in the management of oil resource than Nigeria, with aim of drawing some practical lessons for Kenya as a petroleum emerging host country. The basic  assumption  that  guided  this  study was  that  Norway has  a  better  performance  in  the management of oil resource than Nigeria.

Peace initiatives within states have evolved to counter the ever increasing intra and inter-state

 

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.

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