Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Shell–NGO Partnership and Peace in Nigeria: Critical Insights and Implications

Source: Sage Journals, 2017

Author(s): Uwafiokun Idemudia

Countries: Nigeria

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

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The recent efforts to better understand how businesses can contribute to peace in conflict zones suggest that partnerships can be an effective vehicle for corporate peacebuilding. However, empirical analyses of how partnerships contribute to peace remain limited. Drawing on the differences among cultural, structural, and direct violence, this article examines...

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Lake Chad – Tackling Climate-Fragility Risks [Video]

Lake Chad – Tackling Climate-Fragility Risks [Video]

Source: aDelphi, 2017

Author(s): Stella Schaller, Janani Vivekananda, Stephan Wolters, Christopher Stolzenberg, and Paul-Müller Hahl

Countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Prevention, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 26/09/2017

 

The world’s most extensive humanitarian crisis since 1945 is currently playing out in the four countries that surround Lake Chad: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Multiple stressors converge in the region. Unemployment, violent insurgencies, poverty and depleting resources interact with climate change and create a perfect storm of climate-fragility risks....

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Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Causes, Impact and Implications for the Great Lakes Region

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 2015

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 20/09/2017

 

The Democratic Republic of Congo is recovering from conflicts, posting substantial improvement in overall macroeconomic performance since the cessation of the war, on the back of robust copper and cobalt exports. Inflation has also declined remarkably and it has stabilized at single-digit levels thanks in major part to restrictive fiscal...

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Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State-Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991-93

Population Growth, Environmental Degradation, and State-Sponsored Violence: The Case of Kenya, 1991-93

Source: International Security, 1998

Author(s): Colin Kahl

Countries: Kenya

Topics: Conflict Causes, Land

Added: 13/09/2017

 

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Conflict Minerals, Ineffective Regulations: Comparing International Guidelines to Remedy Dodd-Frank's Inefficiencies

Conflict Minerals, Ineffective Regulations: Comparing International Guidelines to Remedy Dodd-Frank's Inefficiencies

Source: New York Law School law review, 2017

Author(s): Victoria Stork

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

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Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Source: The Journal of Development Studies, 2016

Author(s): Maarten Voors, Peter Van Der Windt, Kostadis J. Papaioannou, and Erwin Bulte

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 08/09/2017

 

We empirically investigate the role of natural resources, and governance in explaining variation in the intensity of conflict during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. As a proxy for governance quality we exploit exogenous variation in political competition at the level of the chieftaincy. As a proxy for resources...

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Regional Development and Migration in the Lower Basin of the Zambezi River: The Importance of Property Rights

Regional Development and Migration in the Lower Basin of the Zambezi River: The Importance of Property Rights

Source: Socio-economic Planning Sciences, 2016

Author(s): Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

Countries: Mozambique

Topics: Conflict Causes

Added: 08/09/2017

 

Globalization is associated with pressures and conflicts over natural resources, with migration, urbanization and development. The analyzes these phenomena focusing the Lower Basin of the Zambezi River in Mozambique where external demand over natural resources have been associated with huge projects on transport infrastructures, coal mining and agroforestry, somehow correlated...

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Green Growth Sierra Leone: Investing in Environmentally Sound Economic Growth

Green Growth Sierra Leone: Investing in Environmentally Sound Economic Growth

Source: African Development Bank Group, 2014

Author(s): Alimamy Bangura and Yero Baldeh

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Economic Recovery , Programming, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Sierra Leone is committed to mainstreaming inclusive “green” – or environmentally sound— growth into its development pathway, both within the medium and long term. The country’s macroeconomic objectives as outlined in its recently launched 2013-2018 development strategy, the Agenda for Prosperity (A4P), are to achieve broad-based, sustainable, inclusive, green economic...

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The Politics of Displacement-Related Land Conflict in Yei River County, South Sudan

The Politics of Displacement-Related Land Conflict in Yei River County, South Sudan

Source: The Journal of Modern African Studies, 2016

Author(s): Peter Justin; Mathijs van Leeuwen

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land

Added: 07/09/2017

 

Drawing on empirical evidence from Yei River County in South Sudan, this paper argues that, rather than a temporary phenomenon, displacement may lead to a drastic reorganisation of land occupation and governance. Such reorganisation may become strongly connected to broader political contention. In the case of Yei, existing legal frameworks...

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Conflict Minerals: Information on Artisanal Mined Gold and Efforts to Encourage Responsible Sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conflict Minerals: Information on Artisanal Mined Gold and Efforts to Encourage Responsible Sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: United States Government Accountability Office, 2017

Author(s): United States Government Accountability Office

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The supply chain for artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) gold—a significant driver of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) economy—involves multiple actors, according to reports GAO reviewed and stakeholders interviewed (see figure). Officially, these actors are required to obtain DRC government authorization and pay provincial or national taxes to...

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