World Rainforest Movement

“Industrial Tree Plantations Invading Eastern and Southern Africa”

Posted on Jan 9, 2018

This briefing, compiled by the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and the Timberwatch Coalition (TW), is now also available in Swahili. It...

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Industrial tree plantations in eastern and southern Africa

Posted on Jan 9, 2018

This article gives an overview on the industrial tree plantation expansion threat in eastern and southern African countries, its external drivers, as well as the challenges this expansion presents to affected communities struggling to defend their land and livelihoods.

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Violence, appropriation and resistance: Eastern and southern Africa

Posted on Jan 9, 2018

In order to better understand peoples’ struggles across the southern and eastern regions of Africa, reflecting on its history is crucial. This editorial highlights some parts of this history. And this, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Rwanda

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Uganda: The Batwa issue declaration calling for their rights to be recognized

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The Batwa (often described as “pygmies”) are widely regarded as the original forest-dwelling inhabitants of the Equatorial forest in...

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Rwanda: Dispossessed Twa people press for recognition

Posted on Sep 7, 2002

The indigenous inhabitants of Rwanda are the Twa, a ‘Pygmy’ people who originally lived as hunters and gatherers in the high altitude...

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Rwanda: The un-reported plight of the Batwa

Posted on May 18, 2000

  The World Bank first and the Hutu-Tutsi civil war later have led the Batwa pigmies to near extinction and years of suffering,...

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