The Landless Twa of Rwanda

33,000 Twa (Batwa) account for less than one percent of the Rwandan population and are the most vulnerable population living there. Twa are landless and many struggle to make a living in modern society. The government only recognizes Twa as “historically marginalized.” Photo Credit: Nick Ashdown

Batwa vs. Land Grabbing in Uganda

Batwa are often called the “Keepers of the Forest” and are one of Africa’s oldest surviving indigenous communities.

Mbenga vs. Development in the Dzanga-Sangha Forest

The Mbenga people have lived in the Dzanga-Sangha Forest of the Central African Republic for centuries. However, maintaining a traditional livelihood is now a challenge due to logging, poaching, poor health, and servitude to the majority Bilo who exploit local resources. Photo Credit: The Guardian