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Environmental stress and conflicts in Africa

C. Odidi Okidi

Environmental stress and conflicts in Africa

case studies of drainage basins

by C. Odidi Okidi

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Published by ACTS Press, African Centre for Technology Studies, School of Environmental Studies, Moi University in Nairobi, Kenya, Eldoret [Kenya] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Watershed management -- Africa -- Case studies.,
    • Watersheds -- Africa -- Case studies.,
    • Water-supply -- Africa -- Management -- International cooperation.,
    • Water resources development -- Africa -- International cooperation.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-39).

      StatementC.O. Okidi.
      SeriesEcopolicy series ;, no. 6
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC515 .O4396 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 39 p. :
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL963446M
      ISBN 109966410759
      LC Control Number95982282
      OCLC/WorldCa34245778

      ODIDI PROFOKIDICHARLES. "Environmental Stress and Conflicts in Africa: Case Studies of Drainage Basins (Nairobi: Acts Press; Ecopolicy Series No. 6, ).". In: ISBN The Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Notes: n/a. Website. African environmental issues are caused by anthropogenic effects on the African natural environment and have major impacts on humans and nearly all forms of endemic include desertification, problems with access to safe water supply, population explosion and fauna issues are ultimately linked to over-population in Africa, as well as on a global scale.

      Climate change and natural resources conflicts in Africa Faida Joy is a lecturer at Tumaini University, Iringa University College, Tanzania, where she teaches Environmental Law and other Public Law subjects. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

      Conflict can be classified by the forms and structure. Some different types of conflicts are described below. a. Individual Conflict Individual conflict occurs in two ways. One is within individual; other is in between two or more individuals. An intra-psychic conflict is the conflict . This is a list of conflicts in Africa arranged by country, both on the continent and associated islands, including wars between African nations, civil wars, and wars involving non-African nations that took place within Africa. It encompasses colonial wars, wars of independence, secessionist and separatist conflicts, major episodes of national violence (riots, massacres, etc.), and global.


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Environmental stress and conflicts in Africa by C. Odidi Okidi Download PDF EPUB FB2

The relationship between climate change and conflict is even more complex than the aforementioned suggests. In a limited number of cases, environmental stress has even contributed to conflict mitigation or resolution, for instance in the case of the drought in Mozambique, which weakened the Renamo rebels and expedited the peace process.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps ; 24 cm: Contents: The relationship between armed conflicts and environmental degradation in Africa / Zdenek Červenka --Ecological stress and political conflict in Africa: the case of Ethiopia / Bekure W.

Semait --Environmental degradation as a consequence of socio-political conflicts in. Environmental degradation, poverty, and conflict reinforce each other and constitute a real ‘development trap’ in most less developed countries (LDCs) and Africa in particular.

This chapter examines the conditions under which environmental problems in LDCs, and Africa in Environmental stress and conflicts in Africa book, may escalate into armed by: 2. A main insight from the book chapter The Absence of Water Conflicts in the Developing World: Evidence from Africa, upon which the policy brief builds, is that it is the politics of water, rather than scarcity per se, that increases the risk of conflict.

Environmental issues are increasingly visible in countries affected by conflict. In southern Iraq, protests erupted over water contamination that has affectedpeople and which had been caused by years of conflicts, increasing water scarcity and mismanagement. The UN Security Council has recognised the role that climate change and environmental degradation have played in.

CONFLICTS AND CAUSES OF CONFLICTS IN AFRICA. Conflict can be defined as a clash or disagreement often violent between opposing groups or individuals. It can also be said to be an incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously fulfilled.

Environmental conflicts have emerged as key issues challenging local, regional, national and global security. Environmental crises and problems throughout the.

conflict into functional, situational and interactive. The followers of the functional approach think that a conflict serves a social function and those who view a conflict as situational, suggest that conflict is an expression under certain situations.

The third theory views conflict as interactive. The history of Africa since colonisation includes a series of self-interested foreign interventions and ruthless exploitation of African conflicts by the former Soviet Union and the United States, with their respective proxies during the cold war when both superpowers carved out spheres of.

Causes of Conflicts in Africa Conflicts in Africa may be said to have been caused by a multiplicity of factors such as: arbitrary borders created by the colonial powers, heterogeneous ethnic composition of African states, inept political leadership, corruption, negative effect of external debt burden and poverty.

progress, and even environmental sustainability. There can be no singular explanation for or solution to Africa’s conflicts. At best, one can only say that these conflicts are rooted in the complex constructions and con-junctures of Africa’s political economies, social identities, and cultural.

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from greater levels of water stress than many other regions in the world. Experts say wise economic development. ENVIRONMENTAL SCARCITY AND CONFLICT 43 Table 1: Basic analytical framework for mapping resource conflicts, key actors, scale and interaction with other stress factors CONFLICT.

the conflict picture in Africa. African countries share similarities but are also different. Presumably then, the conflicts are a unique mix of these similarities and differences.

In this rapidly changing world it is essential to understand that conflicts are unique – and understanding a conflict is the first step on the path to addressing it. Hundreds and thousands of people have lost their lives due to conflicts and civil wars. Below are some examples of current Conflicts In Nigeria.

It is closely observed that the majority of current conflicts in Africa are more of arms conflicts. The Somali Civil War (the s – date) This is an ongoing civil war in Somalia. Colonialism in 10 Minutes: The Scramble For Africa, a 10 minute clip from the documentary Uganda Rising, Mindset Media, Colonialism, in the traditional sense, ended as European countries started fighting over themselves over the world (the World Wars) and in effect, weakened themselves in the process (allowing the United States and Soviet Union to eventually gain.

The planet is heating up fast. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Middle East and Africa where the impacts on water security and food security can exacerbate the conflict dynamics already.

The conflicts type most frequent in study population was the Communication-Personnel with %, leaving in second place the personal conflict with %, followed by communication conflict with. The continent of Africa has been highly susceptible to intra and inter- state wars and conflicts.

This has prompted the insinuation that Africa is the home of wars and instability. Most pathetic about these conflagrations is that they have defied any meaningful solution and their negative impacts have retarded growth and development in Africa while an end to them seems obscure.

Book Description: More than any other part of the globe, Africa has become associated with conflict, insecurity and human rights atrocities. In the popular imagination and the media, overpopulation, environmental degradation and ethnic hatred dominate accounts of African violence, while in academic and policy-making circles, conflict and insecurity have also come to occupy centre stage, with.

Preventing Conflicts in Africa: Early Warning and Response In: Roundtable discussion on ‘Preventing Conflicts in Africa: The Role of Early Warning and Response Systems. New York: IPI. April 27 Isma, R (). A comparative perspective of ECOMOG peace operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Zaria, Nigeria: Amadu Bello University.Conflicts in Africa: Meaning, Causes, Impact and Solution.Conflict resolution and peace building are issues which have become very topical in debates and discussions on Africa. This is not only because Africa is characterised by many conflicts, but much more so due to the realization that in most cases the conflicts have negative impacts on Africa's socio-economic and political development.