The large extraction project poses negative social, environmental, and health impacts on indigenous peoples in Cameroon.
Author: Hawi Eticha
Mbororo vs. Civil Strife
Since 2017, an ongoing civil war between Anglophone Cameroonians and the Francophone government has led to increasing ethnic tensions and strife. The civil conflict has consequently contributed to the displacement and loss of livelihood of pastoralist Mbororo, an indigenous group who reside throughout Cameroon and its neighboring countries.
Baka Communities Face Eviction in the Congo Basin
The Baka people in the Congo Basin are fighting to remain in and preserve the forests.
Taoudeni Basin Oil Mining vs. Kel Tamasheq
Local Kel Tamasheq are pushing back against international oil companies’ exploration of the basin.
Kel Tamasheq in Mali
Kel Tamasheq are pastoralists living in the Sahara Desert across North Africa. They have extensive indigenous knowledge allowing them to survive in one of Earth’s most formidable climates. However, they face challenges with the Malian government, which does not recognize their indigenous rights. Photo Credit: Vientodelsur
The Turkana are being forced out as the Kenyan government seeks increased energy output and exploration in Turkana county. Photo credit: Russell Watkins/DFID
The African Commission ruled in 2010 that the eviction of the Endorois is a violation of their rights. Photo credit: Minority Rights Group
Amazigh vs. Tamalout Dam
In the Midelt region of Morocco, the construction of the Tamalout Dam threatens to flood a nearby Amazigh village called Tizinzou. This would displace the villagers and pose other harms to the environment. Photo Credit: Nadir Bouhmouch
Guiche L’Oudaya vs. Real Estate Development
Guiche people in Oudaya, a town close to Rabat, suffer continual eviction from their land by the Moroccan government for residential development. Photo Credit: Landless Moroccans Documentary
Amazigh vs. Noor Ouarzazate Solar Plant
In a case of green grabbing, the royal family and state of Morocco leased land for a solar plant project in Ouarzazate, in turn harming local communities by taking away pasture land. Image Credit: CNN