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Suitable Hybrids and Synthetics Provitamin A Maize Selected for Release in the Democratic Republic of Congo  [PDF]
Kabongo Tshiabukole, Pongi Khonde, Mbuya Kankolongo, Tshimbombo Jadika, Kaboko Kasongo, Mulumba Badibanga, Tshibanda Kasongo, Kizungu Vumilia
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103446
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Six new provitamin A hybrids (LY1001-14, LY1001-22 and LY1001-23,) and synthetic maize varieties (PVASYN13, PVASYN9 and PVASYN7) were tested for their agronomic performance and compared to a locally adapted improved open pollinated variety (SAMARU) in the central and western conditions of DRC. A randomized complete block experiment with four replications was used. Following data were collected: 50% male and female flowering, plant and ear aspect, diseases incidence, plant height, ear aspect, ear rot and yield. The results showed non-significant differences (p > 0.05) in disease incidence and ears rot. Significant differences were observed (p < 0.05) for number of days to 50% of male and female flowering, anthesis-silking interval, plant height, plant aspect, ear aspect, and yield. For yield, two hybrids (LY100-14 and LY1001-22) respectively out-yielded local check by 71% and 56% while one synthetic (PVASYN 9) out-yielded the local check by 31% and the two others were comparable to the local check. Thus the hybrids (LY100-14 and LY1001-22) and synthetic varieties (PVASYN 9 and PVASYN13) are ready to be recommended for release to contribute to better production and nutrition for vulnerable people.
Impact of Globalization on Traditional African Religion and Cultural Conflict
Alphonse Kasongo
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: This paper aims to discuss the impact of the paradigm of global culture on African tradition particularly on the role of African traditional women in conflict prevention and resolution. Global culture, a part of globalization, has not only transported the good side of the economic and social development across the globe but has also changed in the culture of host communities. Some changes include the mode of production and the way things are done, whileothers include the symbolic interaction or the appreciation ofhow social facts are to be seen and appreciated. For example, the change from collectivism social structure that characterizes African society to individualism structure that characterizes the market-oriented culture of western society. This change is without doubt that “Globalization is one of the most important and developed theories of the twentieth century” (Ritzer, 2008: 230). However, one aspect that justifies the importance of this development is the culture (termed civilization in other areas) that the application of this concept transports from one location to another. This cultural aspect may be economic, marketing oriented, or just a change in rationale behavior of consumption and production. Nevertheless, this change questions the static existence of rapport, the role that traditional culture plays in the life of African communities, and the impact traditional religions still have on the essence of African culture.
Physio-Chemical and Toxicological Study of the Water of the Lubumbashi River, in Democratic Republic of Congo  [PDF]
Lakula Niclette, Kasongo Pembi Christian, Kangabuka Shishi Maguy, Bondo Kalumba Clarisse, Tambwe Ndjakanyi Pierre, Nzeba Tshibanda Christelle, Kataka Zabadi Kleph, Kaki Khangmariette, Khang Imvar Esther, Wetchi Ongona Tchomba Andre, Mazono Mbang Pierre, Katumbo Mukemo Astrid, Kabamba Nzaji Michel, Luboya Numbi Oscar
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103562
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The absolute necessity of water in the life of man remains undeniable to the point that some people think the water is the life. Metals are ubiquitous in surface waters. But their concentrations are generally very low which explains their name “trace metals” or “trace metals”. However, when the mining begins operating a metal-rich deposit, a change operates especially in waters in contact with these mining works. This study aims to determine the pH of the river water Lubumbashi, and then measure the accumulation of trace elements in the food chain in order to evaluate the risks to human health. The pH of the recorded values are within normal limits (6.5-9.5); Site 1 has an average pH of 7.962 (±0.185); the site 2 and 3 had a pH of 8.140 (±0.210) and 8.331 (±0.082) respectively. The samples of water show very low levels of metals which not exceed normal values with the exception of the Cd. This mineral element presents concentrations higher than 0.003 mg/l. The pH of the river Lubumbashi water meets drinking water standards accepted by the WHO. The Cd that has very high concentrations may contribute to the pollution of the river Lubumbashi. Note that the STL plant contributes significantly to the alkalizing and pollution water following these liquids tributaries.
Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Health Professionals in Front of the Exposure Accidents to Blood in Two Hospital Structures of Lubumbashi  [PDF]
Bakamona Lyna Babidi, Bianza Moise Bakadia, Mulongo Pauline Kalenga, Kamona Charles Kimuni, Kabengele Arlette Ndaya, Pembi Christian Kasongo, Tshibangu Victor Tshibanda, Kibi Ivonne Mwewa, H. E. Matala, A. R. Kamb, Mwema Gui Numbi, W. G. Sande, Katolo Patrick Banza, Koke Joelle Kibuluk, Kwete Mathieu Ngolo, Ilunga Eric Kasamba, Balaka Michel Ekwalanga
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103823
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The accidents of blood exposure are a real threat to the health personnel. According to our knowledge, in both hospitals, some actions in the prevention of accidents of blood exposure have been implemented. We have therefore conducted a survey about knowledge, attitudes and practices during the month of May 2013 in order to assess the current situation, to measure the overall level of knowledge and practices of personnel exposed. A survey was sent to 384 people using the interview technique directly. The salient results indicate that 81.3% of them admitted to having suffered from an accident of blood exposure and the results showed a good knowledge of the risk of contamination three HBV, HCV and HIV. The rate of vaccination against hepatitis B is 21.6%. 61.2% of accidents of blood exposure were occurred during recapping of needles, a gesture considered at risk. What to do in case of accidents of blood exposure appears to be insufficiently known by our sample. Accidents of blood exposure are still a concern in our community. Regular information and education office to best practice campaigns are needed to reduce the impact of these preventable incidents by simple measures.
The Welfare State Within the Context of Liberal Globalisation in Africa: Is the Concept Still Relevant in Social Policy Alternatives for Africa?
T Lumumba-Kasongo
African Journal of International Affairs , 2006,
Abstract: Africans are struggling to reclaim their rights to wealth, liberty, and democracy as mechanisms of articulating social progress. Is the concept of the welfare state still relevant within the existing dominant paradigms of liberal globalisation? In this study, using a historical-structuralist framework, I examine the nature of the arguments about the welfare state. I categorize three types of regimes, namely, social welfare state, liberal welfare state, and transitional democracy and I compare their performances in selected sectors. My main objective is to search for correlative explanations between the ideological foundation of each regime and its social program policy. Based on the data used, it was demonstrated that global liberal democratisation has not yet created any conditions for greater social development and equity in Africa. In all sectors, transitional democracies have performed poorly as compared to other democracies. Liberal democracies have performed lower than social democracies. And social democracies have been systematically ranked higher in the selected social indices. It was concluded that the concept of welfare is still relevant, and thus should provide the epistemological and social basis for rethinking African democracies.
The National Project as a Public Administration Concept: The Problematic of State Building in the Search for New Development Paradigms in Africa
t Lumumba-Kasongo
Africa Development , 2011,
Abstract: In the centre of the debate regarding the values and importance of decolonisation, development thought, and the post-colonial state building in Africa, the question of the national project is central. In theory, a national project, as either an imaginary concept of the political elite, a tool of political domination, or a real complex embodiment of the mobilisation of ideas and thoughts; it is about governance. It implies the existence of some dimensions of political, economic and cultural nationalism both in its policy framework and political basis. At the time of political independence, most of the African political regimes, regardless of the nature of their ideologies, history of their state formations, and how they gained political independence, adopted and/or created some forms of national projects as the foundation of their social and economic platforms. However, it is generally known that African states have produced a relatively weak, fragmented, individualised and personalised public administration based on ambiguous and confused national projects. In Africa, even the reactionary regimes have claimed to be nationalistic. Why has this consistently been the case? There are various interpretations of African national projects, which became the policy blueprints, through which the African political elites and the people were, in principle, supposed to be connected with one another in exploring new developmental models. Although many studies have been conducted on some aspects of the role of national projects and public administrations in projecting social progress in Africa, so far there have not been enough studies that historically examine the notion of national projects and their relationship with public administration. I intend to critically examine the historicity of the concept of national project as defined and projected through various selected types of African political regimes and social movements, identify their common similarities, if any, and compare their ultimate political ends. Secondly, using historical structural and comparative perspectives, I analyse how the notion of public administration was built in, and developed within, the national project. It is argued that no contemporary state is able to effectively render services that, in the long run, can be translated into solid infrastructures without building a public administration that is relevant and appropriate as part of the state’s national project. Public administration should be an apparatus of the public space in which integrative ideas, public management, societal values, and collective citizenry are articulated. I am also interested in understanding the nature of the relationship between the national project as an ideology of the state and the public administration as the functional foundation of the state in Africa and see how this relationship can foster the thoughts about the notion of public agenda or the public space. Behind this analytical reflection, the b
Can a ‘Realist Pan-Africanism’ Be a Relevant Tool Toward the Transformation of African and African Diaspora Politics? Imagining a Pan-African State
T Lumumba-Kasongo
African Journal of International Affairs , 2003,
Abstract: No
Reflections on Liberal Democracy and International Debt in Post-Cold War Africa1
T Lumumba-Kasongo
African Journal of International Affairs , 2001,
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Etude du comportement et des performances de huit lignées hybrides de riz pluvial à cycle moyen sélectionnées à Yangambi
Kasongo, KM.,Walangululu, MJ.,Bantodisa, KM.,Likoko, B.
Tropicultura , 2003,
Abstract: Behaviour and Performance of Eight Lines of Rainfed Rice Selected at Yangambi. Eight lines of upland rice selected after preliminary trials in Yangambi were studied in order to identify the most impressive, which could be used as cultivated varieties. Yield and yield components, grain quality (granular characteristics and translucency of albumen) and the reaction to laying and to most common diseases (pyriculariosis and rynchosporiosis) were criterions of separation. Results revealed that four lines (one pubescent and three non-pubescent) showed high yield (equal to or higher than 3 tons/ha), consequence of good expression of two genetic characteristics linked to yield. These lines presented also good albumen translucency and good resistance to common rice diseases and laying. Therefore they can be selected as cultivated varieties.
Early Motherhood at the Hospital of Gecamines Kipushi: Prognosis and Profile of the Newborn  [PDF]
Ngoie Mwana Nsapu Adelard, Ngomb Kazad Aline, Mwinkeu Kasongo Narcisse
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104356
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The present transversal descriptive survey aims to determine the prognosis, the frequency and seeks to describe the profile of the newborn babies from the early motherhood. It was conducted on 66 new babies from 60 mothers. Early motherhood concerned the single young ladies at 65%. They developed urogenital infections at 38.3%. Their socio-economic conditions were unfavorable at 68.3%. Concerning vital prognosis of the newborn children, from early motherhood, they noticed neonatal mortality estimated at 7.6%.
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