Maragoli vs. Agribusiness and the Republic of Uganda

Despite having been present in Uganda for over a century, Maragoli people are not recognized in the Ugandan constitution. They have been at risk of statelessness since 2015, when the National Identification and Registration Authority issued identification cards only to recognized “tribes”. Without identification cards, the Maragoli are unable to access education, healthcare, financial services,…

Wodaabe vs. Niger

The Wodaabe are an indigenous people found in Niger and throughout North Africa. While they follow the nomadic lifestyle of cattle herding and some trading, their land rights are threatened by the Nigerien government’s encouragement of farm settlements. Photo Credit: Meryt Harding

Morogoro

Maasai communities are facing violent attacks and eviction due to agricultural investments, conservation, and discrimination by farmers.

Bagamoyo

The influx of land-buyers is crowding out pastoralists in Bagamoyo. Additionally, a mega sugar cane plantation is being built, leading to more evictions of pastoralists.

Suri vs. Lim Siow Jin Estate

The Ethiopia government leased land to Malaysian company Lim Siow Jin Estate in the Bench Maji Zone of the SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region) region in 2011. However, the 31,000-hectare large plantation overlaps with the land of the Suri people and has had negative effects on their traditional pastoral livelihood.

Karayu vs. Land Grabbing in Oromia

Karayu traditionally live in the Fantalle district but many were evicted in 2006 for the creation of the Awash National Park and development projects such as the Metahara Sugar Factory and Upper Awash Agro-industry Enterprise. Karayu are also forbidden access to their only water source, the Awash River. Photo Credit: Flickr