The large extraction project poses negative social, environmental, and health impacts on indigenous peoples in Cameroon.
The Turkana are being forced out as the Kenyan government seeks increased energy output and exploration in Turkana county. Photo credit: Russell Watkins/DFID
Government authorities lure foreign companies by promoting 350,000 hectares of fertile land, some of which is inhabited by indigenous people. Police violently evicted pastoralists, causing them to be homeless.
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