The land dispute between Maasai and Kedong Ranch Ltd has exposed communities and activists to ongoing harassment, intimidation, and threats.
Author: Demitria Wetzka
Denial of Legal Recognition for Baka in Cameroon
Indigenous Baka face violence and precarious conditions from conservation, mining, logging, and rubber plantations.
San vs ReconAfrica
A fossil fuel company secured a deal to drill in search of a petroleum system in the Kavango Basin, posing a threat to San in the area.
Hadzabe Facing Extinction
One of the world’s last and most ancient hunter-gatherer societies struggle for survival in northern Tanzania.
Olkaria Geothermal Power Stations vs. Maasai
The Kenyan government’s plan to generate clean energy interferes with Maasai lives, displacing them from their land to make way for energy stations.
The Sengwer are an indigenous hunter-gatherer community facing eviction from their home in the Embobut Forest in the Trans Nzoia district of Kenya. Despite an end to the project causing the evictions, justice has yet been seen by the Sengwer.
LAPSSET Infrastructure in Isiolo County
Isiolo County, Kenya, is vital for many of LAPSSET’s projects because it lies in the middle of the corridor stretching from South Sudan, where oil exports originate, to the ports of Kenya. Photo credit: Julia Cumes
Northern Rangeland Trust in Laikipia
In order to make way for a new national park, the Samburu have been forcefully evicted from Laikipia. The Northern Rangeland Trust is a conservation NGO that started in Kenya in 2004. Despite claiming to be a community-based organization, its large influence over the region has harmed local peoples instead. Photo Credit: Jimmy Nelson
Archer’s Post and Dol Dol
Kenyan and British Army training in Samburu. Since the end of World War Two, the Kenyan government has allowed British Military training in the region.
Baka of Gabon vs. Conservation and Development
There are many indigenous hunter-gatherer-farmer people known as Baka living in Gabon today. They face challenges to their lifestyle due to government-sponsored development and conservation efforts, as well as marginalization from other peoples. Image Credit: Gulf News