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    When refugees cannot return home: A conflict conundrum in Africa’s Great Lakes region

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2016
    The large number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Great Lakes region poses immense challenges to peacebuilding processes within the countries affected, as well as in that entire conflict system. An influx of refugees impacts peace and security, citizenship considerations, as well as cross-border and ethnic confl icts, among others.
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    Roots of the Syrian crisis

    Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2016
    In December 2010, when trouble erupted in Tunisia, the Arab countries of West Asia and North Africa were mired in serious problems. In the entire Arab world, political freedom was at a premium, to varying degrees. There was large scale unemployment. Benefits of economic growth were cornered by a few; and the younger generation was restive.
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    Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.33, February 2015

    Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2016
    Attacks by Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati W al Jihad (JAS) persisted in February despite government and military claims that the group had been contained. Recent comments attributed to the Nigerian army command suggest that the military is perplexed by the resilience of JAS and has commenced investigations to ascertain the reasons behind the group's subsistence.
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    Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.32, January 2016

    Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2016
    The Nigerian military sustained its attacks on locations and supply networks of the Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati W al Jihad (JAS). Despite the successful counter-insurgency initiatives, JAS retained its capability to launch both suicide bomb and guerrilla attacks on soft targets, notably Dalori and Gamori villages in Borno and Goniri T own in Y obe where about 100 persons were killed.
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    Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.31, December 2015

    Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2015
    Some cases of attacks by the suspected militants of Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati W al Jihad (JAS) were reported in communities in Yobe and Borno states in December 2015. However, the Federal Government announced that the military has met the presidential deadline of defeating the insurgents by December 31.
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    A perfect storm: migrancy and mining in the North West province

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2016
    The platinum industry was severely affected by prolonged strikes in 2012 and 2014 , which lasted for months. Near Marikana in the North West Province of South Africa on 16 August 2015, police fired on strikers, killing 34 miners in the worst massacre since the transition to democracy in 1994.
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    The role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected situations

    UNESDOC: Online UNESCO documents, 2010
    This background paper examines the role of social protection programmes in supporting education in conflict-affected contexts.
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    The wealth within, the wealth unseen: reflections on the Gulf of Guinea’s maritime domain

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2016
    The rapid escalation of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Aden over the past decade has made maritime security a policy priority both for Africa and globally. Although maritime security incidents also increased in the Gulf of Guinea, on Africa’s western coast, this area did not initially generate the same degree of diplomatic and military response.
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    Rethinking the consultation-conflict link: lessons from Bolivia’s gas sector

    German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2013
    This paper shows that consultations do not only appease conflicts, but also exacerbate them as these procedures are used to negotiate broader grievances. The author further argues that narrow consultations (like those carried out in Bolivia) – rather than comprehensive ones – repress conflicts in the short term by limiting opportunities to mobilize against extractive projects.
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    Contestations over indigenous participation in Bolivia’s extractive industry: ideology, practices, and legal norms

    German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2014
    The participatory rights of indigenous peoples have been at the center of conflicts over resource extraction, which have recently increased in number and intensity across Latin America.

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