Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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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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The Gendered Construction of Reparations: An Exploration of Women's Exclusion from the Niger Delta Reintegration Processes

The Gendered Construction of Reparations: An Exploration of Women's Exclusion from the Niger Delta Reintegration Processes

Source: Palgrave Communications, 2016

Author(s): Olakunle Michael Folami

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Peace Agreements, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The Niger Delta is located in the South-south region of Nigeria. Oil exploration and exploitation by the multinational oil companies led to environmental degradation. The agitations among the inhabitants for environmental protection led to a protracted conflict between the Nigerian security forces and the militant groups in the region. Amnesty,...

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Resources, Peace and Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Resources, Peace and Conflict in the Horn of Africa

Source: Lund University, 2014

Author(s): Ulf Johansson Dahre

Countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

The 12th SIRC conference on the Horn of Africa was held in Lund, August 23-25, 2013. The conference focused on the issue of natural resources, peace and conflict. The main objective of the conference was to provide a forum for those engaged in this issue and bring the agonizing and...

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Natural Resource Conflicts in North-Central Nigeria

Natural Resource Conflicts in North-Central Nigeria

Source: Mandaras Publishing, 2004

Author(s): Roger Blench

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land, Renewable Resources

Added: 07/09/2017

 

West Africa in general and Nigeria in particular has experienced a considerable increase in natural resource conflict since the beginnings of the 1990s. Of particular concern are the clashes between farmers and pastoralists, especially in wetland areas. This has come about because the full potential of wetland areas has begun...

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The Multifaceted Relationship between Land and Violent Conflict: The Case of Apaa Evictions in Amuru District, Northern Uganda

The Multifaceted Relationship between Land and Violent Conflict: The Case of Apaa Evictions in Amuru District, Northern Uganda

Source: African Studies Centre Leiden, 2016

Author(s): Doreen Nancy Kobusingye, Mathijs van Leeuwen, and Han van Dijk

Countries: Uganda

Topics: Governance, Land

Added: 18/08/2017

 

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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview June 2017 - December 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Current Acute Food Insecurity Overview June 2017 - December 2017

Source: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, 2017

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Livelihoods

Added: 17/08/2017

 

11% of the total rural population of the DRC (71,719,669) are classified in IPC Phases 3 and 4, an increase of almost 30% of the number of people in acute food insecurity and livelihood crisis compared to the previous year.   HIGHLIGHTS In total, the number of people in acute food insecurity and...

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