Since 2017, an ongoing civil war between Anglophone Cameroonians and the Francophone government has led to increasing ethnic tensions and strife. The civil conflict has consequently contributed to the displacement and loss of livelihood of pastoralist Mbororo, an indigenous group who reside throughout Cameroon and its neighboring countries.
Indigenous Baka face violence and precarious conditions from conservation, mining, logging, and rubber plantations.
The Kenyan government’s plan to generate clean energy interferes with Maasai lives, displacing them from their land to make way for energy stations.
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
In order to make way for a new national park, the Samburu have been forcefully evicted from Laikipia. Photo Credit: Jimmy Nelson
Kenyan and British Army training in Samburu. Since the end of World War Two, the Kenyan government has allowed British Military training in the region.
Koma are agro-pastoralists who raise cattle and goats. Due to government resettlement policies, they are increasingly unable to maintain traditional livelihoods. Photo Credit: Dartmouth
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