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    Land conflict and food security in the Liberian-Ivorian border region

    Norwegian Refugee Council, 2012
    In the fall of 2010, Ivoirians went to the polls to elect a new president, to end years of political stalemate, and to unify a geographically divided country.  Disputes over the election results instead led to a violent post-election crisis.  The New Forces (FN) armed group, later renamed Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI), marched from the northern zone of the country that the
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    Common futures: India and Africa in partnership

    Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015
    Africa with its 54 countries is over ten times the size of India but has roughly the same population -- just over one billion people. The demographic structures are also very similar. In India more than fifty percent of the population is below the age of twenty five and in most African states, half or more of thepopulation is under twenty five years of age.
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    Occupation and Omega3: What happened to the Western Sahara fish oil trade?

    2014
    Western Sahara was invaded by Morocco in late 1975 and remains mostly occupied by it today. The fishing industry is controlled by the Moroccan government.
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    Centre For Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS)

    The Centre for Non-traditional Security Studies (NTS) conducts research and produces policy-relevant analyses aimed at furthering awareness and building capacity to address NTS issues and challenges i
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    Conflict in Yemen: From Ethnic Fighting to Food Riots

    New England Complex Systems Institute, 2012
    Yemen is considered a global terrorist base for Al-Qaeda and violence is threatening social order. The socio-economic origins of violence have changed. Prior to 2008, violence can be attributed to inter-group conflict between distinct ethnic and religious groups. Starting in 2008, increasing global food prices triggered a new wave of violence that spread to the endemically poor southern region.
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    The food crises and political instability in North Africa and the Middle East

    New England Complex Systems Institute, 2011
    It is noticeable that despite the many possible contributing factors, the timing of violent protests in North Africa and the Middle East in 2011 as well as earlier riots in 2008 coincides with large peaks in global food prices. This paper emphasises that riots and food prices are closely linked, identifying a specific food price threshold above which protests become likely.
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    Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges

    World Food Programme, 2011
    This paper seeks to provide an overview of the link between food insecurity and violent conflict, addressing both traditional and emerging threats to security and political stability. It discusses the effects of food insecurity on several types of conflict, and the political, social, and demographic factors that may exacerbate these effects.
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    Economics of the Arab awakening: from revolution to transformation and food security

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2011
    Few observers would have predicted the recent dramatic changes in the Arab world. This policy brief provides some insights into the potential role of economics in the ongoing uprisings. Findings contain:
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    Beyond the Arab awakening: policies and investments for poverty reduction and food security

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012
    It is argued that the Arab World has awakened, and it is time to take the next steps. This publication aims to inform and stimulate the debate on key policy priorities for poverty reduction and food security in light of the Arab Awakening. The report demonstrates the following findings:
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    Food prices, social unrest and the Facebook generation

    AgEcon Search, 2011
    Both recent and historic events point to a close link between riots and food prices. This article aims at providing a credible estimate on the impact of food prices on social unrest manifested in the form of demonstrations and/or riots. The paper considers monthly time series of the past two decades, focusing on the role of online communication (e.g. Facebook) in present-day mass mobilisation.

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