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Kenya: Being Maasai - Photo story 

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Maasai Mara, the land of the Maasai in Narok, Kenya. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. This photo story gives you a few snapshots of the traditional...

Kenya: Minority within the minority - The Ogiek in Narok. Photo story. 

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Mau Forest in Narok County, Kenya inhabited mostly by the Ogiek people. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. These photos share the moments of...

Somalia: Somali minority groups excluded from benefits of development programmes 

Click on the link below to read a letter from Somaliland Minority Rights Advocacy Group about how Somali minority groups are often excluded from benefitting from development progams funded by their own government and the international community....

Ethiopia/Kenya/South Sudan: African Dam Project Threatens Massive Armed Conflict, Human and Environmental Devastation 

This extensive report details the catastrophy facing indigenous pastoralists, agropastoralists and fishers in the tri-nation border region of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan. It was posted in 2013 on the internet and is the predecessor to the more extensive book forthcoming (in April 2016) with Springer-Verlag Publishing, entitled, "River Basin Development and Human Rights in Eastern Africa — a Policy Crossroads." Construction of...

Uganda: Cross-cultural encounters in the grazing lands of Karamoja 

In October 2015, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Maria Heubuch and Norbert Neuser visited Karamoja (Northern Uganda) to learn about pastoralism. During their visit they discovered how pastoralism copes with climate change and assures food security. Though pastoralism has many benefits, it is often threatened by unadapted domestic and/or international policies. The two MEPs were invited by the Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern...

Yemen: From the Margin of Life, into the Heart of War 

The Muhamasheen account for up to 10 per cent of Yemen’s population. Their marginalization becomes especially acute in the context of the deepening humanitarian disaster. Al Muhamasheen translates as ‘the marginalized’ and is a word that designates a group that was – and to a large extent remains – commonly known in Yemen as the Akhdam, or the servants.Muhamasheen are commonly not allowed to marry...

Belize: Government undermines Maya traditional leaders 

Discriminatory acts against the Maya People are carried out by Belize’s Government since 1953, resulting in the violation of international norms since 2015.Despite the historical practice of the Maya people appointing Alcaldes as governing authorities, and the agreement made by Belize’s government to recognize them as judicial officers through the Alcalde Act of 1858; the government has failed in its commitment with 78 Alcaldes...

Mauritania: Authorities stop US anti-slavery group from entering the country 

On Friday, September 8, 2017, a delegation from SOS-Esclaves was prevented by the police - following orders - from reaching Nouakchott Oum Tounsi International Airport where they were planning to welcome a visiting delegation of American civil rights militants led by Jonathan Jackson and Sean Terner. After a few moments on site, SOS-Esclaves President was notified by the Mauritanian Regional Director for Security that the...


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