Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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The Narrative of Conflict Minerals: An Exploration of Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Socioeconomic Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Narrative of Conflict Minerals: An Exploration of Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Socioeconomic Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: Uppsala University, 2017

Author(s): Sara Engström

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Governance

Added: 24/06/2017

 

This thesis elaborates on a complex, multilayered gender perspective of mineral exports in the conflict of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The focus lies on the Dodd-Frank Act and its implications for sexual gender-based violence, both conflict and non-conflict related, as well as socioeconomic dimensions. The in-depth analysis...

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Building Peace with Conflict Diamonds? Merging Security and Development in Sierra Leone

Building Peace with Conflict Diamonds? Merging Security and Development in Sierra Leone

Source: Development and Change, 2009

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon and Estelle Levin

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This article examines the merging of security and development agendas in primary commodity sectors, focusing on the case of peace-building reforms in Sierra Leone's diamond sector. Reformers frequently assume that reforming the diamond sector through industrializing alluvial diamond mining will reduce threats to security and development, thereby contributing to peace...

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Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Resource Use Conflict in Agrarian Communities, Management and Challenges: A Case of Farmer-Herdsmen Conflict in Kogi State, Nigeria

Source: Journal of Rural Studies, 2016

Author(s): Mabel Ukamake Dimelu, Edward Danjuma Salifu, and Edwin M. Igbokwe

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Livelihoods

Added: 15/06/2017

 

The study examined causes of conflict and effectiveness of management strategies in agrarian communities of Kogi State, Nigeria. A total 135 crop famers and 72 herdsmen were randomly selected and used for the study. Data were collected by use of structured interview schedule, focus group discussion and personal observation. The...

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The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Cambridge University Press, 2017

Author(s): Charlotte Spira, Andrew Kirkby, Deo Kujirakwinja, and Andrew J. Plumptre

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/06/2017

 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated to provide a source of livelihood for 14–16% of the population, or 8–10 million people. In the eastern part of the country it is one of the main threats to large mammal species and their habitats, including forest...

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Conflict over Natural Resources among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: A Look at Recent Initiatives in Conflict Resolution

Conflict over Natural Resources among Pastoralists in Northern Kenya: A Look at Recent Initiatives in Conflict Resolution

Source: Journal of International Development, 2003

Author(s): Rachel Berger

Countries: Kenya

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

Added: 01/06/2017

 

The paper describes the traditional relationship between pastoralism and the environment, and the institutions that underpin livelihood security and natural resource management. It identifies the circumstances that have led to pastoralism coming under threat and the resulting increase in inter-tribal conflict over natural resources. The paper discusses how pastoralist institutions...

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The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

Source: The European Journal of Development Research, 2008

Author(s): Bruce Guenther

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/06/2017

 

This paper builds on the growing literature on the political resource curse by highlighting the potential impacts of risitarianing global commodity prices on good governance and peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It confirms the existence of the connection between natural resource dependence, armed conflict and weak governance,...

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Land, Political Subjectivity and Conflict in Post-CPA Southern Sudan

Land, Political Subjectivity and Conflict in Post-CPA Southern Sudan

Source: Journal of Eastern African Studies, 2015

Author(s): Andreas T. Hirblinger

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Land

Added: 01/06/2017

 

While South Sudan's independence formally marks the beginning of a new era, the recent relapse into violence raises important questions about the continuous impact of the post-colonial trajectories through which the country has become defined. This article discusses such impact by asking about the kind of political subjectivity which has...

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Breaking the Conflict Trap? Addressing the Resource Curse in Peace Processes

Breaking the Conflict Trap? Addressing the Resource Curse in Peace Processes

Source: Global Governance, 2011

Author(s): Achim Wennmann

Countries: Indonesia, South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Peace Agreements

Added: 24/05/2017

 

Does addressing the natural resource dimension of armed conflicts in peace processes open opportunities for breaking the conflict trap? Based on evidence reviewed from Sudan (North-South), Indonesia (Aceh), and other cases, this article challenges the prevailing understanding of natural resources as an enabler of armed conflict and obstacle to peace....

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Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda

Environmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda

Source: Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Author(s): Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, and Markus Goldstein

Countries: Rwanda

Topics: Gender, Governance, Land

Added: 21/05/2017

 

We evaluate the short-term impact of a pilot land regularization program in Rwanda using a geographic discontinuity design with spatial fixed effects. Three key findings emerge from the analysis. First, the program seems to have improved land access for legally married women (about 76% of married couples) and prompted better...

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UN Environment - European Commission: Congo, River Partners and Disaster Risk Reduction [Video]

UN Environment - European Commission: Congo, River Partners and Disaster Risk Reduction [Video]

Source: European Commission, 2013

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 11/05/2017

 

"River partners: Managing environment and disaster risk in the Democratic Republic of the Congo" is a video report on the disaster risk reduction project being implemented by the United Nations Environment Program, the Government of DRC and local communities, with the support of the European Union.Flooding and soil erosion are...

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