Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 608 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-Stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Managing Wickedness in the Niger Delta: Can a New Approach to Multi-Stakeholder Governance Increase Voice and Sustainability?

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Charisma Acey

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Recent efforts by the largest oil companies in Nigeria have shifted their corporate social responsibility to reflect more bottom-up participatory approaches to development and environmental conflict management in the Niger Delta. The newest approach, the Global Memorandum of Understanding, is a model of network governance, clustering groups of communities together...

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Resource Cursed or Policy Cursed? US Regulation of Conflict Minerals and Violence in the Congo

Resource Cursed or Policy Cursed? US Regulation of Conflict Minerals and Violence in the Congo

Source: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017

Author(s): Dominic P. Parker and Bryan Vadheim

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 01/02/2017

 

There is widespread belief that civil conflict in poorly governed countries is triggered by surging international demand for their natural resources. We study the consequences of US legislation grounded in this belief, the “conflict minerals” section of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Targeting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, it...

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Consequences of the Niger Delta Amnesty Implementation on Nigeria's Upstream Petroleum Industry

Consequences of the Niger Delta Amnesty Implementation on Nigeria's Upstream Petroleum Industry

Source: Walden University, 2016

Author(s): Chisomaga Ihediohanma Ezeocha

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources

Added: 20/01/2017

 

The Niger Delta militancy ravaged the Nigerian upstream petroleum sector between 2004-2009, bringing it to a standstill. In response, the Nigerian state adopted an amnesty policy―a globally recognized tool for conflict resolution and peacebuilding―to protect the sector and the economy from collapse. Little is known, however, about the unintended consequences...

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Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Research Methods for Exploring the Links between Climate Change and Conflict

Source: Wiley, 2017

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 19/01/2017

 

The potential links between climate change and conflict have received much attention in recent years, but there is little consensus on the issue in the relevant literature. So far, few methodological reflections exist in climate–conflict research. This is unfortunate given the tremendous innovations in methods the research field has experienced...

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Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Critical Geopolitics and School Textbooks: The Case of Environment-Conflict Links in Germany

Source: Elsevier, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Côte d'Ivoire, El Salvador, Guatemala

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Cooperation, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/01/2017

 

This study explores the conceptual and empirical utility of studying school textbooks from a critical geopolitics perspective. School textbooks bind together various discourses, modalities and genres and can reflect the dominant knowledge in a given society. They therefore have a high potential to reveal the citational practices resonating between the...

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"We Have No Voice for That": Land Rights, Power, and Gender in Rural Sierra Leone

"We Have No Voice for That": Land Rights, Power, and Gender in Rural Sierra Leone

Source: Journal of Human Rights, 2015

Author(s): Gearoid Millar

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Gender, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 18/01/2017

 

Much attention has recently focused on the lease of land throughout the global south to nations and corporations in the global north. It is argued that local people's access to and relationships with the land are being redefined and that large segments of these populations are being denied their rights...

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International Water Rights on the White Nile of the New State of South Sudan

International Water Rights on the White Nile of the New State of South Sudan

Source: Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, 2016

Author(s): Andreas K. Wendl

Countries: Egypt, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/01/2017

 

The birth of South Sudan falls directly in the demarcation zone of the rivalry between downstream and upstream riparian states on the waters of the Nile River. The downstream states—Egypt and Sudan—stress their “natural and historic” rights to the entire flow of the Nile based on the 1959 Nile Agreement...

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Securing Forests for Peace and Development in Postconflict Liberia

Securing Forests for Peace and Development in Postconflict Liberia

Source: African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 2016

Author(s): Michael D. Beevers

Countries: Liberia

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Renewable Resources

Added: 18/01/2017

 

Peacebuilding assumes that security and development foster the necessary conditions for a sustainable peace. No place is the coupling of security and development more evident than in postconflict natural resource governance. Natural resources are considered a security threat because revenues from them can fuel instability and finance war. Natural resources...

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Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Impact Assessment of Oil Exploitation in South Sudan Using Multi-Temporal Landsat Imagery

Source: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2016

Author(s): Alexander Mager, Lars Wirkus, and Elisabeth Schoepfer

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Assessment, Extractive Resources, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 16/01/2017

 

This scientific report examines the spatial impacts of oil exploitation in Melut County, South Sudan, at six points in the time span between 1999 and 2011, based on Landsat satellite data. Three features were analysed: cropland, oil well pads and roads. Feature extraction consisted of pixel- and object-based classification approaches...

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80% Of Companies Don't Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals

80% Of Companies Don't Know If Their Products Contain Conflict Minerals

Source: Harvard Business Review, 2017

Author(s): Yong H. Kim and Gerald F. Davis

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/01/2017

 

Manufacturing used to be highly vertically integrated in the U.S. For example, Ford’s River Rouge plant not only assembled cars but also made its own steel, glass, fabrics, power, and cement on-site. But since outsourcing has become an increasingly common approach to cutting costs, many producers now rely heavily on globally...

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