Basarwa/San are hunter-gatherers indigenous to southern Africa, traditionally living in the Kalahari Desert and Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Although the reserve was given to the group in the 1960’s, the Botswana government has forced them out over time to pursue mining development and tourism there instead. Photo Credit: SI
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Jerada is a small mining town in the Al Hoceima region of Morocco. Rif people face horrible living conditions due to the government’s preference to allow extractive industries such as mining, rather than develop programs and services for Rif people. Photo Credit: Public Radio International
Amazigh in Algeria face numerous violations of their rights in their quest for freedom of speech, language and cultural practices. Although the Algerian government passed UNDRIP, it still represses Amazigh freedoms.
Indigenous Kunama people from Eritrea have sought refuge in Badme, Ethiopia, since the deadly Border War between the two rival countries. However, there may be hope for justice in 2018, including Ethiopian withdrawal from disputed areas near the border. Photo Credit: James Jeffrey/Al Jazeera
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a large hydroelectric dam constructed by the Ethiopian government in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia, which borders Sudan. While expected to provide the country with many benefits, the dam also presents several harmful aspects, like the displacement of the indigenous people of the area, the Berta and the Gumuz.
In Kedougou, Senegal, Bassari face discrimination and suppression from neighboring ethnic groups like the Fulani and Mandinka. The lack of government intervention is trapping them in poverty. Image Credit: Tripdownmemorylane