Articles by Keyword: East Africa

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  1. Agricultural suitability of dune system and Limpopo Basin soils near Xai-Xai, Mozambique

    Agricultural suitability of dune system and Limpopo Basin soils near Xai-Xai, Mozambique

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Quaternary dune systems, as well as the Limpopo Basin near the rural city of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique were studied concerning their soil fertility and sustainability for crop cultivation. Due to population growth, most sites, which are not overbuilt, are...
  2. Can Professionals Offering Support to Vulnerable Children in Kenya Benefit from Brief Play Therapy Training?

    Can Professionals Offering Support to Vulnerable Children in Kenya Benefit from Brief Play Therapy Training?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper evaluates the perceived benefit to a group of thirty caring professionals of a brief training in Child-centred play therapy. Play therapy enables a child to create fictional worlds and in this way make sense of the real world...
  3. Vulnerability to HIV infection among Luo female adolescent orphans in Western Kenya

    Vulnerability to HIV infection among Luo female adolescent orphans in Western Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Large-scale surveys have reported that about 55% of orphans worldwide are adolescents. In Kenya, the majority of HIV-infected adolescents are females. The current study used the anthropological methods of in-depth case studies to analyse how migratory life situations of individual...
  4. Personal coping strategies for managing the side effects of antiretroviral therapy among patients at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda

    Personal coping strategies for managing the side effects of antiretroviral therapy among patients at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The side effects of antiretroviral (ARV) medications negatively impact patients’ quality of life and adherence to treatment. This study describes the burden of side effects from ARV treatment as experienced by a sample of HIV/AIDS patients and identifies the personal...
  5. Correlates of sexual faithfulness among low-literate rural males in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

    Correlates of sexual faithfulness among low-literate rural males in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV is a major threat to the people of the rural Amhara Region, northwest Ethiopia. To date, numerous studies have focused on condom use for HIV prevention. Using the theory of planned behaviour, this study investigates the psychosocial determinants of...
  6. Predictors of sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among university students in Ethiopia

    Predictors of sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among university students in Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A cross-sectional study design was used to assess sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among students at Hawassa University, Ethiopia, in 2009. Among 1 220 students eligible for the study, approximately 29% reported experience of sex (36.3% of the males and...
  7. Transactional sex in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria, Kenya: a catalyst for the spread of HIV

    Transactional sex in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria, Kenya: a catalyst for the spread of HIV

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The study describes the nature, context and implications of a unique form of transactional sexual relationships in the fishing communities along Lake Victoria in Kisumu County, Kenya. We conducted 12 focus group discussions and 17 key informant interviews among fishermen,...
  8. Vegetation composition and structure influences bird species community assemblages in the highland agricultural landscape of Nyandarua, Kenya

    Vegetation composition and structure influences bird species community assemblages in the highland agricultural landscape of Nyandarua, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    We examined the effects of vegetation composition and structure on bird species diversity and richness of foraging guilds in the highland agricultural landscape of Nyandarua, Kenya. Bird point counts and vegetation surveys were undertaken during four sampling periods. Linear mixed...
  9. Distribution patterns of striped mullet <em>Mugil cephalus</em> in mangrove creeks, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Distribution patterns of striped mullet <em>Mugil cephalus</em> in mangrove creeks, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Spatial and seasonal variations in density of striped mullet Mugil cephalus were investigated in four mangrove creeks in Zanzibar, Tanzania, during a one-year cycle. Fish were collected monthly in the lower, intermediate and upper reaches of each creek using a...
  10. Thirty years of monitoring traditional fish trap catches at Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and management implications

    Thirty years of monitoring traditional fish trap catches at Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and management implications

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The catches of the traditional fish traps in the Kosi Bay estuarine lakes were monitored over a 30-year period from 1981 to 2010. Monitoring data were used to provide estimates of, and insights into, catch size and species composition as...