Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 618 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo

Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 15/02/2017

 

This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...

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Artisanal Mining, Conflict, and Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC

Artisanal Mining, Conflict, and Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC

Source: The Extractive Industries and Society, 2016

Author(s): Siri Aas Rustad, Gudrun Østby, and Ragnhild Nordås

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

The natural resource abundance of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has featured in policy debates as the prime example of ‘conflict minerals’ driving conflict-related sexual violence. This narrative has dominated how the conflict in the eastern part of the country has been portrayed in the media and by...

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Does Artisanal Mining Increase the Risk of Sexual Violence? Micro-Level Evidence from Eastern Congo

Does Artisanal Mining Increase the Risk of Sexual Violence? Micro-Level Evidence from Eastern Congo

Source: Quality in Primary Care, 2016

Author(s): Siri Aas Rustad, Gudrun Østby, and Ragnhild Nordås Quality in Primary Care 1-Jan-16

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Livelihoods

Added: 15/02/2017

 

​DR Congo’s natural resource abundance has featured in policy debates and amongst advocacy groups as the prime example of ‘conflict minerals’ driving conflict-related sexual violence. Yet, systematic analyses of the links between mining, conflict, and sexual violence are scarce. This article explores this link combining new subnational data on the...

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Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Recurring Storms: Food Insecurity, Political Instability, and Conflict

Source: Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017

Author(s): Emmy Simmons

Countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/02/2017

 

Changes in global weather patterns are now projected to have potentially devastating impacts on agriculture in the coming years and decades. The rising “double burden” of malnutrition already threatens to dampen global progress toward better health. Demographic change—a bulging population of youth in Africa and rapid urbanization—is creating opportunities for...

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Climate Change and its Security Implications

Climate Change and its Security Implications

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tracey Skillington

Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/02/2017

 

A total of 1.2 billion people worldwide reside in states likely to experience some form of ‘climate-induced political instability’ in the decades ahead (International Alert 2007: 3, 2009: 8, 2015: 1). New patterns of extreme weather conditions such as intense heat waves, prolonged drought, or storm surges are not only...

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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: Landscape and Urban Planning, 2016

Author(s): Charisma Acey

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 06/02/2017

 

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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Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Regional Ecological Challenges for Peace in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Úrsula Oswald Spring, Hans Günter Brauch, S. E. Serrano Oswald, and Juliet Bennett

Countries: Colombia, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Vietnam

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 01/02/2017

 

This book presents peer-reviewed texts from the International Peace Research Association’s Ecology and Peace Commission: M.I. Abazie-Humphrey (Nigeria) reviews “Nigeria’s Home-Grown DDR Programme”; C. Christian and H. Speight (USA) analyse “Water, Cooperation, and Peace in the Palestinian West Bank”; T. Galaviz (Mexico) discusses “The Peace Process Mediation Network between the...

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The Role of Indigenous Communities in Environmental Conflict Management in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of Jonglei Canal

The Role of Indigenous Communities in Environmental Conflict Management in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of Jonglei Canal

Source: University of Nairobi , 2016

Author(s): Deng Garang Akech Daniel

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

The study examines the role of indigenous community in environmental conflict management by taking Jonglei Canal in South Sudan as a case study. The study begins by providing a background to environmental conflicts in Jonglei Canal, then reviews the methods used by the indigenous community to resolve environmental conflicts in...

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Role of Early Warning Systems in Conflict Prevention in Africa: Case Study of the Ilemi Triangle

Role of Early Warning Systems in Conflict Prevention in Africa: Case Study of the Ilemi Triangle

Source: University of Nairobi , 2016

Author(s): Peterlinus Ouma Odote

Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/02/2017

 

Over two hundred years ago, Immanuel Kant anticipated that nature‘s long run secret plan for mankind was ―to bring forth a perfectly constituted (republican) state as the only condition in which capacities of mankind can be fully developed, and the external relation among states which is perfectly adequate to this...

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The Impact of Illicit Arms on Security: Case Study of Cattle Rustling in Northern Kenya

The Impact of Illicit Arms on Security: Case Study of Cattle Rustling in Northern Kenya

Source: University of Nairobi, 2016

Author(s): Ndambuki Muthike

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 01/02/2017

 

One of the major challenges facing countries that are vulnerable to conflict is the existence of illicit small arms. This is because the illicit small arms open up opportunities for non-state actors to initiate and engage in continuous armed violence. Additionally, the ease of accessibility to small arms by individuals...

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