Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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For Better or Worse: Major Developments Affecting Resource and Conflict Dynamics in Northwest Kenya

For Better or Worse: Major Developments Affecting Resource and Conflict Dynamics in Northwest Kenya

Source: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 2016

Author(s): Janpeter Schilling, Thomas Weinzierl, Augustine Ekitela Lokwang, and Francis Opiyo

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/11/2016

 

The county of Turkana, located in northwest Kenya, has a long history of violent conflicts. These are fought by pastoral groups over scarce water, land, pasture and livestock resources. Now oil has been found in Turkana, fuelling both hopes for a resource blessing and fears of a resource curse. The...

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The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part III: Impact on Creation & Our Partners [Video]

The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part III: Impact on Creation & Our Partners [Video]

Source: Creation Technology, 2016

Author(s): David Smart

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 03/11/2016

 

The third and final installment of the first Conflict Minerals Effect video series discussed the direct impact – cost, resources, and opportunities – that the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals legislation has on the company and customers.

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The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part II: Industry Challenges [Video]

The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part II: Industry Challenges [Video]

Source: Creation Technology, 2016

Author(s): David Smart

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 03/11/2016

 

This second installment of video series on conflict minerals discusses industry challenges and the effectiveness of the Dodd Frank legislation.

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The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part I: The Conflict Minerals Effect [Video]

The Conflict Minerals Effect Video Series Part I: The Conflict Minerals Effect [Video]

Source: Creation Technology, 2016

Author(s): David Smart

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 03/11/2016

 

Supply chain awareness is critical for OEMs. Especially when the raw materials used to make their electronic products might have ties to terrorist groups and human rights abuses in Central Africa.

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A Criminal State: Understanding and Countering Institutionalized Corruption and Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A Criminal State: Understanding and Countering Institutionalized Corruption and Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Enough Project, 2016

Author(s): Sasha Lezhnev

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 31/10/2016

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo is not a failed state—for everyone. It is a failure for the vast majority of Congolese who suffer from abysmal security, health care, and education services. However, it is an efficient state for ruling elites and their commercial partners who seek to extract or traffic...

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The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies

The Climate-Conflict Nexus: Pathways, Regional Links, and Case Studies

Source: Springer, 2016

Author(s): Tobias Ide, P. Michael Link, Jürgen Scheffran, and Janpeter Schilling

Countries: Israel, Kenya, Palestine

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes

Added: 25/10/2016

 

The role of climate change as a potential cause of violent conflict has been debated in the scholarly and policy communities for several years. We review the most recent quantitative and qualitative literature and find that research on the issue has produced little consensual findings so far. Further, we discuss...

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Managing Natural Resources for Growth and Prosperity in Low Income Countries

Managing Natural Resources for Growth and Prosperity in Low Income Countries

Source: OCP Policy Center, 2016

Author(s): Hinh T. Dinh and Russel Dinh

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 23/10/2016

 

This paper reviews the economic impact of natural resources on low-income countries and the policy options available to them as recommended by academia and international organizations. We find that traditional policy prescriptions are unrealistic and miss a number of issues that include what to do when resources are depleted, job...

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The Feasibility of Implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Extractive Industry in Nigeria

The Feasibility of Implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Extractive Industry in Nigeria

Source: Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, 2016

Author(s): Oyeniyi Abe

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/10/2016

 

Extractive resource governance has been a challenging task for resource-rich countries in Africa. It has fuelled civil wars, ethnic clashes and underdevelopment in this region. This has turned the so-called resource wealth into resource curse. To address this particularly nauseating challenge, the international community came together to adopt the UN...

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Breaks with the Past: Conflict, Displacement, Resettlement and the Evolution of Forest Socio-Ecologies in Sierra Leone

Breaks with the Past: Conflict, Displacement, Resettlement and the Evolution of Forest Socio-Ecologies in Sierra Leone

Source: Routledge, 2016

Author(s): Paul Munro and Greg van der Horst

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/10/2016

 

Through a multidisciplinary approach, African Frontiers counters the superficial, Eurocentric and gender insensitive dominant discursive representation of Africa within the discourse of war and conflict management, and security and peace/nation-building. The chapters historicize and theorize the realities in postcolonial African states, and the ramifications on the continents future. Situating the...

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Governing Natural Resources for Peace: Lessons from Liberia and Sierra Leone

Governing Natural Resources for Peace: Lessons from Liberia and Sierra Leone

Source: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 2015

Author(s): Michael D. Beevers

Countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 02/10/2016

 

Natural resources are central to peacebuilding. International actors authorize United Nations' sanctions to disrupt the trade in resources that fuel conflict. In the aftermath of conflict, international actors intervene to influence how natural resources are governed to ensure that resources contribute to postconflict recovery. This article examines international efforts to...

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