AfriFuture Research Bulletin

AfriFuture Research Bulletin, 1 (2), 2021

Welcome! We are excited to share with you the second issue of the AfriFuture Research Bulletin. The Bulletin, published quarterly under the auspices of the AfriFuture Research and Development Trust (AfriFuture), is committed to undertaking and disseminating cutting-edge, rigorous and transformational social science research. This issue features 10 exciting articles that address diverse socio-economic and political themes. We are impressed by the level of scholarship and commitment by authors to see their articles being published. As in the inaugural edition, in the current Bulletin we ensured that articles published underwent a rigorous double blind peer review process. We are grateful to all the reviewers from different academic institutions who provided timeous and critical feedback on manuscripts submitted to the Bulletin. We hope for your continued support in the future!

Editorial Introduction by Tom Tom & Clement Chipenda

Insights into Sesame Production as a Livelihood Option for Smallholder Farmers. The Case of Sesame Farmers in Bubi District, Zimbabwe by Freedom Nleya

Social Media Implications of Cybercrime on Human Security in Namibia by Dortea Shipena, Torque Mude & Fungai Bhunu-Shava

Access to Information on Covid-19 for Persons with Visual Impairment in Masvingo, Zimbabwe by Farisai Mlambo & Edwin Ndlovhu

An Ethnography of a Contagious Epidemic: Field Based Methodological Intricacies in the Zimbabwean Covid-19 Research Environment by Kwashirai Zvokuomba, Witness Chikoko, Itai Kabonga, Kudzai Mwapaura & Kudzai Nyabeze

Music and Peace-making in Zimbabwe: An Analysis of Victor Kunonga’s Songs by Lazarus Sauti

The Nature and Efficacy of Coping Mechanisms Employed by Persons Living with Disabilities Induced by Road Traffic Accidents in Zimbabwe: The Case of St Giles Rehabilitation Centre, Harare by Kudzai Mwapaura & Witness Chikoko

Corruption in Non-Governmental Organisations and its Impact for Development Projects in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe by Torque Mude, Percyslage Chigora & Adele Mcilo

‘It could be easy if they would explain the experience’: A Qualitative Study of Perceived Facilitators to Donating Blood Among Adults in Harare, Zimbabwe by Tendai Eden Nyambiya & Tinashe Muromo

Socio-Economic Challenges Faced by Persons with Disabilities Induced by Road Traffic Accidents in Zimbabwe: The Case of St Giles Rehabilitation Centre, Harare by Kudzai Mwapaura, Witness Chikoko, Kudzai Nyabeze & Kwashirai Zvokuomba

Application of Lederach’s Conflict Transformation Theory by Zimbabwe Council of Churches in National Dialogue: An Insider Perspective by Tinashe Gumbo & Collins Kudakwashe Shava

Afrifuture Research Bulletin, 1 (1), 2021.

Welcome! We are excited to share with you the inaugural issue of the AfriFuture Research Bulletin, which we are proud of having managed to produce under very challenging conditions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bulletin, which is published quarterly, is under the auspices of the AfriFuture Research and Development Trust (AfriFuture). The AfriFuture Research Bulletin endeavours to offer a new and exciting platform where contributions that engage and interrogate the contemporary social, economic, and political questions in the Global South are invited. The Bulletin is a channel for disseminating nuanced, authoritative, and up-to-date research and opinions with articles being invited from any interested persons.  We hope you enjoy the Bulletin!

AfriFuture Research Bulletin, 1 (1), 2021

Covid-19: Exploring the situation of children in Zimbabwe’s high density urban areas by Agness Mutemaringa

Interrogating women’s contributions to economic sustainability and state responses in Africa: Nigeria’s Niger Delta area in focus by Emmanuel Osewe Akubor & Beatrice Amili Akubor    

Sustainability of urban agriculture as a poverty alleviation strategy in Zimbabwe: A case study of Harare by Irony Mazuruse

Guidance and counselling for child and community development in Zimbabwe: Schools in focus by Resina Banda

Rural livelihoods and theileriosis in Zimbabwe by Knobby Tomy        

Equity and justice for ethnic minorities: A case of Matabeleland (Zimbabwe) by Rabhelani Mguni

Politics, security and international relations: The contemporary challenges faced by the Global South by Nothando Petra Magwizi             

Zimbabwe political manoeuvrings and authoritarian consolidation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Reflections on the year 2020 by Clement Chipenda & Tom Tom