More evictions of the Sengwer in the Embobut Forest, Kenya.
On 2 April 2017, Kenya Forest Service guards violently attacked Elias Kimaiyo, a Sengwer community leader. The Forest Guards were burning houses belonging to the Sengwer. Kimaiyo was taking photographs.
Apr 08, 2017
As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened.
Threatened by famine, pastoralists have turned to violence.
Mar 22, 2017
View from the Termite Mound.
Susanna Nordlund's blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.
Minister Maghembe Declares War on the Maasai of Loliondo - The dry season became catastrophic. There were more meetings by the RC’s committee.
Herders were shot by Senapa rangers. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism made a declaration that the land had to be taken - flanked by OBC’s journalists. The councillors protested the minister’s declaration. The situation is terrifying.
Jan 30, 2017
Leaked WWF report on the Baka in Cameroon.
“Many cases of abuse and human rights violations are reported by the communities”
Earlier this week, Survival International announced that it has received a leaked copy of a 2015 WWF report into the impact of its conservation activities in Cameroon on the Baka indigenous peoples. WWF had previously denied the existence of the report.
Jan 26, 2017
Human rights abuses complaint against WWF to be investigated by OECD.
In unprecedented move, OECD will look into allegations that world’s largest conservation organisation facilitated abuse of Baka people of Cameroon.
Jan 05, 2017
Vicious Media Campaign for the Renewal of the 1,500 km2 Land Grab Threat in Loliondo.
Vicious media campaign and aborted visit by the PM.
Dec 12, 2016
Indigenous Sengwer leaders request suspension of EU-funded programme in Kenya
In June 2016, the European Union and the Kenyan Government announced a new EU-funded programme: the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programme. The project aims to preserve ecosystem services in Mount Elgon and the Cherangany Hills.
Nov 24, 2016
Billionaire's elephant-hunting safaris implicated in "Pygmy” abuses
Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human rights abuses against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors, including illegal evictions and torture.
Nov 19, 2016