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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Conflict Minerals: Information on Artisanal Mined Gold and Efforts to Encourage Responsible Sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Terrorism

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686745.pdf

Latest report on the effectiveness of U.S. efforts to promote peace and security in an area wracked by violence.  Includes information about the supply chain for conflict minerals like gold, efforts to encourage responsible sourcing, and sexual violence in the eastern Congo.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Conflict Management Training for Peacekeepers: Assessment and Recommendations

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR411-Conflict-Management-Training-for-Peacekeepers.pdf

Examines the role of conflict management training in preparing peacekeepers for United Nations/African Union missions.  Discusses findings and offers recommendations. From the United States Institute of Peace

(Africa     conflict resolution)

 

Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups in the United States: 2008-2012

Categories: Africa,African Americans,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-34.pdf

Discusses immigration patterns and trends of a rapidly growing group.  Also covers demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and geographic distribution patterns.  From the Census Bureau

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 17: Part 1: Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v17p1/pdf/frus1977-80v17p1.pdf

One of three parts to be devoted to affairs in Africa.  This volume covers relations of the Carter Administration with Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.  The conflict in the Horn in 1977-78 was one of the first foreign policy challenges for the administration.  From the State Department

 

Ninth Report to Congress Pursuant to the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,Haiti,Latin America,Ukraine

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/rpt/264335.htm

Latest annual report, covering 2014-15, on U.S. anticorruption efforts and corresponding efforts by priority countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and Ukraine.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVI, Southern Africa

Categories: Africa,Congress,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v16

Documents the efforts of the Carter Administration to counter Cuban influence in southern Africa, especially Angola, while dealing with Congressional prohibitions against U.S. covert actions in the region.  Also focuses on the challenge of the apartheid regime in South Africa.  From the State Department

Investigation into the Conditions and Circumstances Resulting in the Tragic Death of Dag Hammarskjold and of the Members of the Party Accompanying Him

Categories: Africa,History,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/70/1017

Presents additional information in the ongoing attempt to establish the facts behind the death of the UN Secretary General in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961.  The follow-up note to a 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts calls upon certain Member States to release more information from their archives.  From the United Nations General Assembly

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2016-2026

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2109786/gfa27.pdf

The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries is projected to fall from 17% in 2016 to 6% in 2026.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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