Sub-Saharan Africa

 

There are 691 items related to Sub-Saharan Africa. Items are listed by date added.

 

The Complexity of Resource Governance in a Context of State Fragility: The Case of Eastern DRC

The Complexity of Resource Governance in a Context of State Fragility: The Case of Eastern DRC

Source: International Alert/IPIS, 2010

Author(s): Jeroen Cuvelier

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 16/08/2017

 

A host of publications over the last decade have highlighted the important role played by artisanal and small-scale mining of coltan, gold and cassiterite in the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), yet there is still little awareness of the modus operandi of the various actors involved...

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Conflict and Tensions between Communities around Gendrassa and Yusif Batil Camps, Maban County

Conflict and Tensions between Communities around Gendrassa and Yusif Batil Camps, Maban County

Source: UNHCR/REACH, 2016

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Basic Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Land

Added: 16/08/2017

 

Violence between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Sudan’s Kordofan State and Blue Nile State began in 2011, resulting in large scale displacement. To date, over 200,000 refugees have crossed the border into South Sudan, with 136,462 housed in the four refugee camps established...

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Natural Resources, Conflict and Investment: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Challenges to Sustainable Investment (Chapter in "International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability")

Natural Resources, Conflict and Investment: Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Challenges to Sustainable Investment (Chapter in "International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability")

Source: University of the West of England, 2017

Author(s): Onita Das

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 09/08/2017

 

Since 1990, at least 18 violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources such as timber, minerals, oil and gas. Sometimes this is caused by environmental damage and the marginalization of local populations who fail to benefit economically from natural resource exploitation. More often it is caused...

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How the Effects of Climate Change are a Contributing Issue in the Escalation and Development of Food Insecurity and Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

How the Effects of Climate Change are a Contributing Issue in the Escalation and Development of Food Insecurity and Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: Global Education Research Journal, 2017

Author(s): Joao Henrique Tavares

Countries: Chad, Nigeria

Topics: Climate Change, Conflict Causes, Renewable Resources

Added: 09/08/2017

 

Many researches have recently discussed if there is a direct link between climate change and Terrorism while what really matters is to dialogue about climate change as a multiplier of threats, in order to avoid the depoliticisation of crises. To fight climate change, states must stop taking it as a...

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Dodd-Frank Section 1502 – Filing Evaluation RY2016

Dodd-Frank Section 1502 – Filing Evaluation RY2016

Source: Development International, 2017

Author(s): Chris N. Bayer and Jesse H. Hudson

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 06/08/2017

 

Reporting year (RY) 2016 represents the fourth year issuers submitted their conflict mineral disclosure (CMD) to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. As of July 10, 2017, 1,153 issuers filed a CMD describing their due...

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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

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Land, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 06/08/2017

 

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 32 of Security Council resolution 2352 (2017), in which the Council requested me to continue to inform it of progress in implementing the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), and to bring to its immediate attention any...

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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 and Mathijs van Leeuwen

Countries: South Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Governance, Land

Added: 31/07/2017

 

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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Many Ways to Lose a Billion: How Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth

Many Ways to Lose a Billion: How Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth

Source: Publish What You Pay Canada, 2017

Author(s): Don Hubert

Countries: Australia , Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Trinidad, Uganda, United States

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 22/07/2017

 

Countries rich in oil, gas and minerals often fail to secure a fair share of their natural resource wealth. Revenue loss from the extractive sector is particularly significant given the large number of countries that depend on natural resource revenues for a substantial portion of their annual budgets. Companies employ...

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The Watson Files

The Watson Files

Source: Foreign Policy, 2017

Author(s): Laura Heaton and Nichole Sobecki

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Climate Change, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 19/07/2017

 

After sunrise on April 1, 2008, the renowned English ecologist Murray Watson left the Saakow Hotel, a modest concrete guesthouse in rural southern Somalia, heading off for work in a Nissan Patrol. He and a Kenyan colleague, an engineer named Patrick Amukhuma, along with a translator and two guards, were...

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Human Rights and State-Corporate Crimes in the Practice of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Human Rights and State-Corporate Crimes in the Practice of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Source: Critical Criminology, 2016

Author(s): M. Raymond Izarali

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 12/07/2017

 

This article addresses the social harm of gas flaring by petroleum companies in the Niger Delta, Nigeria and makes a conceptual case for human rights and state-corporate crimes. It outlines the human and environmental harms caused, the role of the state and Shell and other corporate entities in producing such...

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