Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 682 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Mining Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four

Source: Responsible Sourcing Network, 2017

Author(s): Raphaël Deberdt and Patricia Jurewicz

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In the fourth consecutive year of analyzing companies’ conflict minerals compliance and reporting, Responsible Sourcing Network’s (RSN) research unveils a troubling trend widely spread among companies and industries. For the 2017 Mining the Disclosures report, RSN performed a year-on-year comparison between the scores achieved in 2016 and 2017. Regrettably, the...

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Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Congo's Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

Source: International Affairs Journal, 2017

Author(s): Pádraig Carmody

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This is an unusual, fascinating and important book. The role of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's conflict(s) has received much media and academic attention in recent decades. However, this is the first book—that I am aware of—which explicitly focuses on a wide range of Congo's resources and...

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Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Enclosure, Dispossession, and the Green Economy: New Contours of Internal Displacement in Liberia and Sierra Leone?

Source: African Geographical Review, 2017

Author(s): Connor Joseph Cavanagh

Countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Through a review of recent writings in political ecology and agrarian studies, this paper appraises the potential for emerging forms of ‘green economy’ initiatives to catalyze new forms of internal displacement in West Africa, with specific emphasis on the postwar contexts of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Following the International Committee...

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Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo

Taxation, Stateness and Armed Groups: Public Authority and Resource Extraction in Eastern Congo

Source: International Institute of Social Studies, 2016

Author(s): Kasper Hoffmann, Koen Vlassenroot, and Gauthier Marchais

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/10/2017

 

This contribution analyses the role of taxation in the constitution of authority in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where a multitude of authorities alternately compete and collude over the right to extract resources. Taxation ranges from simple plunder, to protection rackets, to the material reciprocation of the...

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It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

It's Not All about the Land': Land Disputes and Conflict in the Eastern Congo

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Gillian Mathys and Koen Vlassenroot

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

Land disputes are considered both key sources and perpetuating factors of conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Over the years, scholars and practitioners have identified a number of critical land-related factors contributing to violence and conflict. These include a considerable diversity of forms of land governance...

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Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda: Boundary Disputes and Land Governance

Source: Rift Valley Institute, 2016

Author(s): Martina Santschi and Cherry Leonardi

Countries: South Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 22/10/2017

 

In September 2014, a conflict erupted between South Sudanese and Ugandans in the borderlands of Kajokeji County, South Sudan and Moyo District, Uganda. Several people were killed, many more injured and thousands displaced. In Dividing Communities in South Sudan and Northern Uganda, the authors argue that the boundary dispute is not...

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Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Negotiation and Mediation Techniques for Natural Resource Management: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2007

Author(s): Alfonso Peter Castro and Antonia Engel

Countries: Gambia, Namibia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 08/10/2017

 

Many parts of Africa are experiencing increased conflicts over natural resources (see Blench, 1996; Collier and Hoeffler, 2002; Addison, LeBillon and Murshed, 2003; Peters, 2004; Gauset, Whyte and Birch-Thomsen, 2005; and related items in the reference list at the end of this chapter). These tensions involve all social levels, from...

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Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Coltan, Congo & Conflict

Source: Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, 2013

Author(s): Artur Usanov, Marjolein de Ridder, Willem Auping, and Stephanie Lingemann

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/10/2017

 

The report concludes that the importance of coltan as a source of revenue for armed groups is often exaggerated. With the exception of a short-lived coltan boom in 2000-2001, it was never a substantial source of funding for armed groups. Although armed groups have profited from the DRC’s mineral wealth,...

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Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Conflict-Sensitive Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Source: Climate Diplomacy Series, 2014

Author(s): Urmilla Bob, Salomé Bronkhorst, Alexander Carius, and Dennis Tänzler

Countries: Kenya, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Programming

Added: 08/10/2017

 

This edited volume, entitled Conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation in Africa, focuses on conflict-sensitivity in climate change adaptation strategies and practices in Africa and brings together the voices of academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the globe and Africa. Key questions that frame the contributions are: how do climate change and/or climate...

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Somalia: Drought - 2015-2017

Somalia: Drought - 2015-2017

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2017

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/10/2017

 

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon had a severe impact on vulnerable people in Somalia - it worsened an already widespread drought in Puntland and Somaliland with a devastating impact on communities and their livelihoods, increasing food insecurity, cash shortages and resulting in out-migration and death of livestock. Those affects are...

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