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Environment: Change and Natural Resource Extraction: Sub-Saharan Africa
(1,301 words)

Women and gender issues relate to environment change and natural resource extraction depending on both the geographical setting – semi-arid, humid, and forest, as well as environmental zones with great mineral wealth – and people's beliefs and cultural practices surrounding resource use. Sub-Saharan Africa has great geographical, socioeconomic and religious diversities. The predominantly Muslim countries (where Muslims form over 50 percent of the population) are Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Nige…

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Bandiaky, Solange, “Environment: Change and Natural Resource Extraction: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0258d>
First published online: 2009

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