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.
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Baka of Gabon vs. Conservation and Development
There are many indigenous hunter-gatherer-farmer people known as Baka living in Gabon today. They face challenges to their lifestyle due to government-sponsored development and conservation efforts, as well as marginalization from other peoples. Image Credit: Gulf News
The Landless Twa of Rwanda
33,000 Twa (Batwa) account for less than one percent of the Rwandan population and are the most vulnerable population living there. Twa are landless and many struggle to make a living in modern society. The government only recognizes Twa as “historically marginalized.” Photo Credit: Nick Ashdown
Maasai vs. Thomson Safaris in Loliondo
United States-based company, Thomson Safaris, is committing human rights abuses against Maasai and threatening their existence.
Batwa vs. Land Grabbing in Uganda
Batwa are often called the “Keepers of the Forest” and are one of Africa’s oldest surviving indigenous communities.
Caught in the Middle: Kunama Refugees
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