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Mohamed Suliman

Ecology, Politics and Violent Conflict by Dr Mohamed Suliman

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Date 2004
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Note Sudan
Description "One important message from ENCOP and ECOMAN is that environmental degradation, (environmental scarcity, or in a broader sense, environmental discriminationcan act as a cause of conflict only in interaction with other economic, social, and historical factors. It tells us that environmental scarcity of renewable resources, especially cropland, fresh water, marine resources, and forests, is becoming more and more significant as cause and/or catalyst of armed conflict, especially in the developing world. Scarcity of renewable resources such as soil, water, fauna, and flora does not inevitably lead to violent confrontation and could well bring about desirable cooperation among the affected parties. Yet, in situations where this scarcity is aggravated by social and economic upheavals, as is the case in many poor Third World and most sub-Saharan African countries, the conflictual aspect of environmental scarcity appears to gain predominance.."
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Rewritten June 2004 London UK

Subject Ecology- Conflicts
Ethnic- tribal conflict
Subject Conflicts, Horn of Africa
Corporated body
Institute For African Alternatives
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