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Why are there so many civil wars in Africa?: prevention of future conflicts and promotion of inter-group cooperationThe Economics of Crime and Violence, World Bank, 2000Contrary to popular belief, Africa's civil wars are not due to its ethnic and religious diversity.DocumentDevelopment Experience Clearinghouse, USAID, 2000Reports by USAID’s Center for Development Information and Evaluation (CDIE) evaluating gender issues in postconflict societies.Country studies include:Cambodiaimpact of conflict on women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the rDocumentHelpAge International, 2000Aimed at helping relief agencies meet the special needs of older people in emergencies.Guidelines give examples of key approaches and actions that could help the humanitarian community reduce the vulnerability associated with ageing. They also suggest ways to enhance the capacities and contribution of older people in emergencies [authors]DocumentWorld Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2000This report examines the destruction and systematic plunder of Asia's greatest rainforests under former Indonesian president Suharto. The report focuses on the 1997-1998 forest fires in Indonesia that resulted in the burning of 10 million hectares of forests.DocumentInternational Campaign to Ban Landmines, 1999Annual report which monitors and documents nations' compliance with the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the humanitarian response to the global landmine crisis.The major findings of the 2000 report is that while antipersonnel mines continue to be laid and take far too many victims, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the ban movement more generally are having a major impact globally.DocumentLand Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999This article explores the increasing proliferation of petty traders, in Africa's sprawling peri-urban areas.Conclusions:The proliferation of petty traders in most peri-urban areas can be interpreted as an unhealthy symptom of economic underdevelopment.DocumentPolicy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2000Previous studies have argued that longer civil wars have been caused by ethnically polarized societies, since rebel cohesion is easier and more lasting with polarization.DocumentDepartment of Economics [Cornell University], 2000This paper presents a diagnosis of the current dysfunctionalities of the aid, conditionality and debt regime in Africa. It is argued that the key feature of the current system is that of aid dependence, which is characterized as an unhealthy process of interaction which afflicts donors and recipients alike.DocumentOxfam, 2001This article outlines Oxfam's support for the European Commission’s proposal to improve acccess to the EU market for all products, except armaments, exported from the world’s 48 poorest countries as a small but welcome step towards fairer trade in the world.Conclusions of study:The so-called ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) proposal will bring economic benefits to the world’s poorestDocumentSociety for International Development, 2001Guide finding information on the web about conflicts over natural resources and related matters. More than 90 organizations have being identified and classified according to main sectors of activities, (land, forests, water, fisheries) and geographical scope, etc.