Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 626 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

‘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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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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Land Tenure in South Sudan: Does It Promote Climate Change Resilience?

Land Tenure in South Sudan: Does It Promote Climate Change Resilience?

Source: The Sudd Institute, 2017

Author(s): Nhial Tiitmamer, Augustino Ting Mayai, and Nyathon Hoth Mai

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Economic Recovery , Gender, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Land was a key driver of the war between Khartoum and Southern Sudan. The Khartoum government had placed the land and its resources under the state’s control, while the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), which represented the South during the war, argued that the “land belongs to the community” and...

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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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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict [Video]

Source: CSIS, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Governance, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/04/2017

 

Please join us for the launch of our newest report, Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict, written by Emmy Simmons. Hear a presentation and join a dialogue with experts on why renewed and expanded international collaboration to anticipate and prepare for food insecurity is essential. Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Syria...

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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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Firestone and the Warlord: The Untold Story of Firestone, Charles Taylor and the Tragedy of Liberia

Firestone and the Warlord: The Untold Story of Firestone, Charles Taylor and the Tragedy of Liberia

Source: ProPublica and PBS Frontline, 2014

Author(s): T. Chrisian Miller and Jonathan Jones

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 29/03/2017

 

A joint reporting project by ProPublica and PBS Frontline, “Firestone and the Warlord” reached hundreds of thousands of viewers when it first aired Nov. 18. “Chilling,” Salon wrote. “Gripping,” said Fortune. “An example of the reason we bother to scrutinize history,” said the New York Times. The project provoked conversation...

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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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Exploring Access to Portable Water and Sanitation Practices in a Post-Conflict Environment: The Case of Gulu District, Northern Uganda

Exploring Access to Portable Water and Sanitation Practices in a Post-Conflict Environment: The Case of Gulu District, Northern Uganda

Source: SIT Graduate Institute, 2016

Author(s): Peyton Going

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Over the course of 30 days of fieldwork in October and November of 2016, data was collected through interviews conducted with local government officials, researchers and academics, and village community members of Gulu District. The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which agencies have improved water...

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Climate Change and Insecurity: An Examination of Gombe State’s Predicament in the Northeastern Nigeria

Climate Change and Insecurity: An Examination of Gombe State’s Predicament in the Northeastern Nigeria

Source: Global Changes and Natural Disaster Management: Geo-information Technologies, 2017

Author(s): U. A. Abubakar and A. Ahmed

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 24/03/2017

 

Insecurity as a result of climate change has become a global phenomenon, which imposes a major challenge to human environments especially in the twenty-first century. This phenomenon prompted scholars to conduct scientific investigations to find out solutions to the problems. The overwhelming challenges related to socioeconomic activities, migration, and agricultural...

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