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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Laws Related to Hunting Lions in Zimbabwe

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice

Following the controversial killing of a lion named Cecil by an American hunter, this report covers what the law says about hunting lions in Zimbabwe, responsibility for managing wildlife, restrictions on hunting methods and weapons, the penalties for illegal hunting, and sources of more information about wildlife laws in African countries.  From the Law Library of Congress


International Food Security Assessment, 2015-2025

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

Expects food security in the 76 low- and middle-income countries to improve between 2014 and 2015 but to deteriorate toward 2025.  Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain the most food-insecure region in the world. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Making a Difference: Progress Report 2015

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

Describes the progress made to date in stopping the spread of Ebola in Africa.  From the United Nations


Libyan Television and Its Influence on the Security Sector

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Libya,Religion/Ethics

Examines the extent to which polarization in the media reinforces polarization in the security sector in Libya.  From the United States Institute of Peace


UN Peacekeeping in the Sahel: Overcoming New Challenges

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Terrorism,United Nations

Looks at the growing relevance to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests of UN peacekeeping in areas threatened by transnational terrorism and organized crime.  Calls for increased U.S. support.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

Categories: Africa,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the role the U.S. is playing in efforts to improve labor laws and working conditions with foreign trade partners.  Key countries include Guatemala, Jordan, Colombia, Bahrain, Haiti, and Burma.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Statistical Analysis of Event Data Concerning Boko Haram in Nigeria (2009-2013)

Categories: Africa,Statistics,Terrorism

Draws on statistical methodologies to estimate which kinds of activities alter the frequency of terrorist events and which kinds of activities reduce the probability of future terrorist events.  Statistical study sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security


Boko Haram: An Assessment of Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Policy Options

Categories: Africa,Terrorism

Qualitative study of the terrorist organization.  Sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.


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