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.
In order to make way for a new national park, the Samburu have been forcefully evicted from Laikipia. The Northern Rangeland Trust is a conservation NGO that started in Kenya in 2004. Despite claiming to be a community-based organization, its large influence over the region has harmed local peoples instead. Photo Credit: Jimmy Nelson
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