Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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Relationships between Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Service Delivery and Peace-building and State-building

Relationships between Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Service Delivery and Peace-building and State-building

Source: Overseas Development Institute, 2012

Author(s): Nathaniel Mason

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Conflict Prevention

Added: 19/02/2018

 

This literature review explores the potential contribution of water, sanitation and hygiene service delivery towards peace-building and state-building in conflict-affected and fragile states. The review considers how different service delivery modalities – namely who delivers what services, for whom, and how – can help or hinder state-building and peace-building goals....

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Impacts on the Urban Environment: Land Cover Change Trajectories and Landscape Fragmentation in Post-War Western Area, Sierra Leone

Impacts on the Urban Environment: Land Cover Change Trajectories and Landscape Fragmentation in Post-War Western Area, Sierra Leone

Source: Remote Sensing, 2018

Author(s): Solomon Peter Gbanie, Amy L. Griffin, and Alec Thornton

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/02/2018

 

An influential underlying driver of human-induced landscape change is civil war and other forms of conflict that cause human displacement. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) increase environmental pressures at their destination locations while reducing them at their origins. This increased pressure presents an environment for increased land cover change (LCC) rates...

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Armed Conflict and Development in South Sudan Threatens Some of Africa’s Longest and Largest Ungulate Migrations

Armed Conflict and Development in South Sudan Threatens Some of Africa’s Longest and Largest Ungulate Migrations

Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, 2018

Author(s): Malik D. Morjan, Nathaniel D. Rayl, Paul W. Elkan, James C. Deutsch, M. Blake Henke, and Todd K. Fuller

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 19/02/2018

 

Many terrestrial mammalian migrations are disappearing before they are documented. The Boma-Jonglei ecosystem in South Sudan, one of the world’s poorest and most conflicted countries, contains some of the largest, longest, and least studied ungulate migrations. A rapidly increasing human population, ongoing armed conflict, and looming oil development, however, threatens...

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Fisheries in Somali waters: Reconstruction of domestic and foreign catches for 1950–2015

Fisheries in Somali waters: Reconstruction of domestic and foreign catches for 1950–2015

Source: Marine Policy, 2018

Author(s): Tim Cashion, Sarah M. Glaser, Lo Persson, Paige M. Roberts and Dirk Zeller

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 19/02/2018

 

The Somali region, at the Horn of Africa, has experienced a high degree of political and social instability at various times since 1950, through various regimes and an extended period of a lack of national government institutions during civil war. This study documents and extends prior reconstructions of domestic and...

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Resource Curse or Governance Deficit? The Role of Parliament in Uganda's Oil and Zimbabwe's Diamonds

Resource Curse or Governance Deficit? The Role of Parliament in Uganda's Oil and Zimbabwe's Diamonds

Source: Journal of African Studies, 2017

Author(s): Elijah Doro and Ushehwedu Kufakurinani

Countries: Uganda, Zimbabwe

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 19/02/2018

 

This article returns to the question of ‘resource curse’ and the powers of local parliaments to harness resource exploitation to meet national development agendas. The study is inspired by direct experiences with the Zimbabwean and Ugandan parliaments. It examines the dilemmas and uncertainties that confront dysfunctional states, and states with...

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Diamond Exploitation in Sierra Leone 1930 to 2010: A Resource Curse?

Diamond Exploitation in Sierra Leone 1930 to 2010: A Resource Curse?

Source: GeoJournal, 2013

Author(s): Sigismond Ayodele Wilson

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/02/2018

 

This paper uses the resource curse hypothesis to explore diamond exploitation in Sierra Leone during the period 1930–2010. Focusing on national and local level analysis, it examines whether the net impact of diamond exploitation was a 'resource curse' or 'blessing' during four time periods: colonial and early post-independence era, the...

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Dangerous Appetites: Human Rights Activism and Conflict Commodities

Dangerous Appetites: Human Rights Activism and Conflict Commodities

Source: Human Rights Quarterly, 2004

Author(s): Ingrid J. Tamm

Countries: Angola, Sudan, United States of America

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/02/2018

 

What do oil and diamonds have in common (aside from the fact that one can never have enough)? They are the world's favorite carbon-based treasures and they also have sustained ferocious civil wars in parts of Africa. Coinciding with growing academic and political recognition that natural resources can play important...

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Are Conflict Diamonds Forever?: Background to the Problem

Are Conflict Diamonds Forever?: Background to the Problem

Source: ANU Press, 2016

Author(s): Nigel Davidson

Countries: Angola, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/02/2018

 

This chapter discusses the nature and parameters of the international legitimate diamond trade, before distinguishing it from the conflict diamonds trade. The definition of conflict diamonds, also known as blood diamonds, is discussed. The chapter discusses the role of conflict diamonds in exacerbating armed conflict and human rights violations in...

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Water Security in Transboundary Systems: Cooperation in Intractable Conflicts and the Nile System

Water Security in Transboundary Systems: Cooperation in Intractable Conflicts and the Nile System

Source: Anthem Press, 2017

Author(s): Jenny R. Kehl

Countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

Topics: Climate Change, Cooperation, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/02/2018

 

Transboundary water- governance systems are emerging to negotiate watersharing policies to promote security, stability and sustainability. Yet transboundary water disputes occur within most major shared water systems, and weak riparians are often coerced to agree to water- sharing policies that adversely affect them. This chapter examines strategies to promote cooperation...

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Does Environmental Peacemaking between States Work? Insights on Cooperative Environmental Agreements and Reconciliation in International Rivalries

Does Environmental Peacemaking between States Work? Insights on Cooperative Environmental Agreements and Reconciliation in International Rivalries

Source: SAGE, 2018

Author(s): Tobias Ide

Countries: Armenia, Bolivia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador

Topics: Cooperation, Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Peace Agreements, Renewable Resources

Added: 06/02/2018

 

The literature on environmental peacemaking argues that cooperation in the face of shared environmental challenges can facilitate further cooperation, trust building, and eventually peace between states in conflict. Empirical research on environmental peacemaking, predominantly conducted in the form of single case studies, has so far been inconclusive. This article uses...

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