Land, Livelihoods and Identities: Inter-Community Conflicts in East Africa

Citation:

Young, Laura A., and Korir Sing’Oei. 2011. Land, Livelihoods and Identities: Inter-Community Conflicts in East Africa. London: Minority Rights Group International.

Authors: Laura A. Young, Korir Sing’Oei

Abstract:

In resource-scarce East Africa, minority groups face major challenges over the control of and access to land and natural resources. Minorities find themselves competing with other communities, with the state, and with corporate interests for control of resources upon which they depend for their livelihood, culture and future development. This report describes the situation of selected minorities and their neighbouring groups in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan’s Jonglei State. As globalization, population explosion, and climate change converge to increase the demand for land and other resources, these communities face extreme livelihood challenges, vulnerability to conflict, and ongoing discrimination.

This report documents case studies from a diverse array of communities dealing with different multiple types of conflict, from mineral extraction to cattle rustling, to drought, to inter ethnic violence to the creation of national parks for tourism. It also outlines MRG's key recommendations on this issue. (Minority Rights Group International)

Topics: Economies, Ethnicity, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Patriarchy, Globalization, Governance, Livelihoods, Political Economies, Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights, Women's Rights Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda

Year: 2011

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