Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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Assessing the Impacts of War on Perceived Conservation Capacity and Threats to Biodiversity

Assessing the Impacts of War on Perceived Conservation Capacity and Threats to Biodiversity

Source: Biodiversity and Conservation Journal, 2016

Author(s): Abu Conteh, Michael C. Gavin,and Joe McCarter

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 12/11/2017

 

The impacts of war and violent conflicts on biodiversity may vary widely across time and different contexts. However, our understanding of the complex effects of war is limited in most cases due to a lack of study or methodological limitations. We examine the impact of war on conservation in the...

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Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey of Change within the United Nations [Video]

Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Personal Journey of Change within the United Nations [Video]

Source: Oxford University, 2017

Author(s): David Jensen

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

Added: 06/11/2017

 

While the links between natural resources, conflict and peace are well understood within the academic community, the UN system has been slow to respond to the risks and opportunities in a comprehensive way. A combination of geo-political interests, sovereignty concerns, and other diplomatic barriers have largely undermined reforms across the...

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Wildlife at War in Angola: Book Review by Dr. George Hughes

Wildlife at War in Angola: Book Review by Dr. George Hughes

Source: The Conservation Imperative, 2017

Author(s): George Hughes

Countries: Angola

Topics: Renewable Resources

Added: 06/11/2017

 

Over the past two centuries, Africa has been the scene of some of the greatest, most dramatic, and most shameful, ecological and environmental catastrophes ever to occur on earth. I refer to the near total destruction of one of the richest and most spectacular assemblies of large mammal biodiversity ever...

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Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation in Abyei

Source: UN Security Council, 2017

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

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

Added: 06/11/2017

 

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2352 (2017), in which the Council requested to be informed of progress in implementing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and to have any serious violations of all applicable agreements brought...

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Aid under Contestation: Public Works, Labour and Community Based Food Security Programming in Post-conflict Northern Uganda

Aid under Contestation: Public Works, Labour and Community Based Food Security Programming in Post-conflict Northern Uganda

Source: Ghent University, 2017

Author(s): Winnie W. Wairimu, Maja A. Slingerland, Dorothea Hilhorst, Bart Weijs, and Gemma van der Haar

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/10/2017

 

After a period of intense conflict and displacement prior to 2006, households in northern Uganda are facing the challenge of rebuilding their livelihoods upon returning to their homesteads. Most aid programmes and government services that support this process are focusing on food security. They typically favour projects that aim to...

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Explaining the Uneven Distribution of Conflict Mineral Policy Implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Role of the Katanga Policy Network (2009-2011)

Explaining the Uneven Distribution of Conflict Mineral Policy Implementation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Role of the Katanga Policy Network (2009-2011)

Source: Ghent University, 2015

Author(s): Jose Diemel and Jeroen Cuvelier

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 31/10/2017

 

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Selling Green Militarization: The Discursive (Re)production of Militarized Conservation in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Selling Green Militarization: The Discursive (Re)production of Militarized Conservation in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: Geoforum, 2016

Author(s): Esther Marijnen and Judith Verweijen

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 31/10/2017

 

In recent years, the militarization of nature conservation has intensified, especially in protected areas located in conflict zones or plagued by ‘poaching crises’. Such ‘green militarization’ is enabled by a range of discursive techniques that allow it to be seen as a ‘normal’ and ‘legitimate’ response. This article analyzes these...

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Oil-Fueled Insurgencies: Lootable Wealth and Political Order in Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria

Oil-Fueled Insurgencies: Lootable Wealth and Political Order in Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria

Source: Journal of Global Security Studies, 2017

Author(s): Feryaz Ocakli and Matthew Scotch

Countries: Iraq, Nigeria, Syria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 29/10/2017

 

What makes oil a lootable resource? This paper explores the conditions under which oil rents accrue to violent nonstate actors by disaggregating the oil supply chain. The authors argue that territorial control by states and insurgent groups shapes how oil is looted. It is more likely to be looted at...

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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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