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‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

‘I Acted Like a Man’: Exploring Female Ex-insurgents’ Narratives on Nigeria’s Oil Insurgency

Source: Review of African Political Economy, 2016

Author(s): Temitope Oriola

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

This paper explores how a small sample of female ex-insurgents make sense of their engagement in Nigeria’s oil insurgency. The study is informed by three key questions: How did Delta women join the insurgency? Why did they join? How do they frame their participation? The paper analyses the prevalence of...

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Islands, Extraction and Violence: Mining and the Politics of Scale in Island Melanesia

Islands, Extraction and Violence: Mining and the Politics of Scale in Island Melanesia

Source: Political Geography, 2017

Author(s): Matthew G. Allen

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 12/04/2017

 

Set against the backdrop of past, contemporary and possible future mining-related violence on islands in the western Pacific, this article explores how scholarship on the politics of scale, as well as strands of the burgeoning island studies literature, might sharpen our understanding of the political economic and violent effects of...

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Conflict Minerals: Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions

Conflict Minerals: Insights from Company Disclosures and Agency Actions

Source: US Government Accountability Office, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Our analysis of a generalizable sample of conflict minerals disclosures filed with SEC in 2015 found that an estimated 49 percent of companies in 2015 reported having determined whether the conflict minerals in their products came from covered countries, compared with 30 percent in 2014—an increase of 19 percentage points....

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Verisk Maplecroft's Conflict Minerals Risk Analysis

Verisk Maplecroft's Conflict Minerals Risk Analysis

Source: Verisk Maplecroft, 2017

Author(s): Verisk Maplecroft

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Verisk Maplecroft’s conflict minerals analysis quantifies 20 political, social and environmental risk related to the production of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) in the largest global producers of the minerals. The focus of the risk assessment is at the mine level of the value chain, though risk issues present...

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Natural Resources, Conflict and Investment: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Challenges to Sustainable Investment

Natural Resources, Conflict and Investment: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Challenges to Sustainable Investment

Source: International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, 2017

Author(s): Onita Das

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Since 1990, at least 18 violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources such as timber, minerals, oil and gas. Sometimes this is caused by environmental damage and the marginalization of local populations who fail to benefit economically from natural resource exploitation. More often it is caused...

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Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Setting up a Union System for Supply Chain Due Diligence Self-Certification of Responsible Importers of Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten, Their Ores, and Gold Priginating in Conflict-Affect

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Setting up a Union System for Supply Chain Due Diligence Self-Certification of Responsible Importers of Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten, Their Ores, and Gold Priginating in Conflict-Affect

Source: European Union, 2017

Author(s): General Secretariat of the Council

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 07/04/2017

 

On 20 May 2015, the Parliament adopted 60 amendments to the above mentioned proposal for a Regulation1 . The vote on the legislative resolution was postponed to a later session, thereby not closing the first reading. The matter was then referred back to the Committee, pursuant to Rule 61(2) of...

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Translating Policies on the Rights of Indigenous Communities into Concrete Practice to Mitigate Conflicts over Natural Resource Exploitation in Central Africa: Case Study of the Baka People in Eastern Cameroon

Translating Policies on the Rights of Indigenous Communities into Concrete Practice to Mitigate Conflicts over Natural Resource Exploitation in Central Africa: Case Study of the Baka People in Eastern Cameroon

Source: Studies in Sociology of Science , 2017

Author(s): Nah Anthony Tetinwe

Countries: Cameroon

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 05/04/2017

 

Although the exploitation of natural resources has been presented as an impetus to economic growth, it is often associated with dispossession and deprivation of indigenous/local communities with respect to their land rights, control of resources, human rights, self-determination, cultural integrity and the right to development. This constitutes a key threat...

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Why Botswana is a Deviant Case to the Natural Resource Curse?

Why Botswana is a Deviant Case to the Natural Resource Curse?

Source: African Review, 2016

Author(s): David Sebudubudu and Keneilwe Mooketsane

Countries: Botswana

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 03/04/2017

 

The resource curse thesis generally considers the profusion of natural resources as an anti-thesis to development. This correlation is based on empirical evidence from countries that are resource endowed (such as Angola, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan) but have faulted in realizing economic...

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Conflict Minerals [Podcast]

Conflict Minerals [Podcast]

Source: European Parlamentary Research Service Blog, 2017

Author(s): Marta Latek

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 27/03/2017

 

After lengthy interinstitutional negotiations concluded in a trilogue agreement with the Council, Parliament is due to adopt its first-reading position on a proposed regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, as well as their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected areas. The...

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Petróleo: Acumulación de Agua y Tierras en la Altillanura. El caso Pacific: Multinacional-local en Colombia

Petróleo: Acumulación de Agua y Tierras en la Altillanura. El caso Pacific: Multinacional-local en Colombia

Oil: Water and Land Grabbing in the Altillanura; The Case of Pacific -- Multinational-Local in Colombia

Source: INDEPAZ, 2016

Author(s): Karlijn Kuijpers, Mark van Dorp, Yamile Salinas Abdala, and Camilo González Posso

Countries: Colombia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 27/03/2017

 

En junio de 2011, la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) aprobó los Principios Rectores sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos: puesta en práctica del Marco para “proteger, respetar y remediar”, en los que se reitera la obligación de los Estados de proteger los derechos humanos de posibles violaciones por parte de...

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