Legal notice

For a German-language legal notice, please read our Impressum.
Please also find our privacy policy below.

Last update: December 13th, 2022

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Jan Sändig

Postal address:
University of Bayreuth
Chair for Sociology of Africa
Universitätsstraße 30
95447 Bayreuth, Germany


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Jan Sändig

Postal address:
University of Bayreuth
Chair for Sociology of Africa
Universitätsstraße 30
95447 Bayreuth, Germany


Liability for content

We compiled the content of the “Resources and Conflict” (R&C) blog with the greatest care and diligence possible. However, we do not guarantee for the topicality, accuracy and completeness of the information provided on this blog. We assume no liability for damages which arise from the direct and indirect use of this website. Errors in the content of this blog will be corrected immediately upon learning about them. For utmost topicality and accuracy, we reserve the right to change the content at any time.

As service providers, we are responsible for the content of this website following § 7, paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act. According to §§ 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act, however, we are not required to permanently monitor submitted or stored information by third parties or to search for evidence of illegal activities.

This does not exempt us from the legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information pertaining to illegal activities. In this case, however, we become liable only at the time that we receive knowledge about a specific violation of law. Such illegal contents will be removed immediately once we get knowledge of them.

Liability for links

Our blog contains links to websites by third parties. We have no influence on and control over the content of linked websites. In spite of careful control regarding content, no liability will be assumed for the content of external links. Responsible for the content of linked websites are solely their operators. The linked websites were checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. No illegal contents were detected at the time of the linking.

A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Links to illegal content will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.


The content published on this website is subject to copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution of the content and all other forms of use outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the respective post authors or the blog editors. Downloads and copies of the website are permitted for private use only.

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Protection

As service providers, protecting your privacy is an important concern to us. We assure that your personal details are treated in confidence and in accordance with data protection stipulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To improve this website, personal details are collected: The comment and contact forms collect names and e-mail addresses, but this is on a voluntary basis only. For statistical purposes, IP addresses are saved, but are fully anonymized. None of this personal data is forwarded to any third party. Please find further details below.

Please note that we have no influence on the protection of your privacy during data transfer in the internet (e.g. when using the contact form or e-mail). Unfortunately, a complete protection of your personal details from access by third parties is not possible.

Contact form

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Leaving Comments

For commenting posts we store the content of your comment, the time and date of the comment, your e-mail address, and, unless your comment is made anonymously, your user name.

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In addition, we use two statistics tools: WP Statistics and the built-in statistics function by our webhost Although both save your IP address, they are stored as anonymized hashs only. We use both tools only to improve this website and do not give any data to third parties.

WP Statistics was created by It provides anonymized statistics about the visitors on our website. Neither user profiles, nor cookies are used for the data collection. All of the data that WP Statistics collects is fully anonymized and stored on our webserver only. A personal identification of users is not possible, also not at a later stage.

This legal notice and privacy policy is a translation of an Impressum generated on