The Baka people in the Congo Basin are fighting to remain in and preserve the forests.
Category: Ethnic Group
Taoudeni Basin Oil Mining vs. Kel Tamasheq
Local Kel Tamasheq are pushing back against international oil companies’ exploration of the basin.
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.
Bagungu vs. Murchison Falls National Park
Bagungu people are an indigenous group living in the Buliisa District near Lake Albert in northwest Uganda. Since the creation of Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP), maintaining their pastoralist livelihood has become a challenge.
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
Maasai vs. Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai members had over two-thirds of their land taken away during British and Kenyan rule in 1961 to create the Maasai Mara National Reserve and were forced onto smaller pieces of land in Narok and Kajiado Districts. A 2004 petition for compensation and the reclaimed land was turned aside by the government, leading to protests and…
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 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.
The Ogiek are a hunter-gatherer community who have won two landmark court cases this decade to remain on their ancestral land in the Mau Forest and be recognized as indigenous rights holders.
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