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ARCHIVE 2004

Ogiek and Watha among 100,000 New supporters for the Bushmen                                                   Survival supporters around the world are handing in a 100,000 signature petition to Botswana embassies and consulates this week. The hand-in marks the second anniversary of the forced relocation of hundreds of Gana and Gwi 'Bushmen' from their ancestral land. One year ago Survival presented the first 100,000 signatures to the Botswana government.

Professor and students study polygyny in Africa                                                                              (September 2004) Polygyny expert and Lyndon State College Professor Janet Bennion took a group of six LSC students to study the Watha tribe of Watamu, East Kenya, in June. Polygyny is the marriage of one man to multiple wives. “The goal was to bring students into the field for humanitarian aid, and also to learn and practice anthropological techniques of observation and interview,” Bennion said.

VOI ELDERS SAY NO TO LAND CARVE-UP                                                                                  (September 24, 2004) The government has been asked to revoke the allocation of land ownership documents in Voi following massive irregularities in the settlement schemes.

Professor and students study polygyny in Africa                                                                              (September 2004) Polygyny expert and Lyndon State College Professor Janet Bennion took a group of six LSC students to study the Watha tribe of Watamu, East Kenya, in June. Polygyny is the marriage of one man to multiple wives. “The goal was to bring students into the field for humanitarian aid, and also to learn and practice anthropological techniques of observation and interview,” Bennion said.

ARCHIVE 2003

Ethnic minorities, especially the Waata, treated shoddily                                                                  (May 26, 2003) On behalf of the numerical minorities - the Waata community of northern Kenya, Munyo of Tana River, Ogiek, Konso, Sengwer - I wish to congratulate Narc for its wonderful triumph over the dictatorial Kanu regime.

ARCHIVE 2002

Building On The Indigenous In Constitution Making                                                                           By Professor Bethwell A. Ogot Director, Institute Of Research And Postgraduate Studies, Maseno University, Kenya. - 07-02-2002 - At the Constitution Of Kenya Review Commission Seminar On Culture, Ethics And Ideology At The Great Rift Lodge. Naivasha. 7th February 2002

prevention of discrimination - Discrimination based on work and descent  PDF                     COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS - Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights - Fifty-fifth session - Item 5 of the provisional agenda

ARCHIVE 2001

The Heritage Factor in the Constitution                                                                                            By Sultan H. Somjee, Ethnographer and Consultant,Constitution of Kenya Review Commission - 12-09-2001- Background - After almost forty years of independence to talk about promotion of African, or for that matter Kenyan Culture, is a cliché. A cliche that the nationalist discourse used over and over again to gain popularity and power that created a class of politicians who became ultimately masters of the double discourse of theory and practice of African culture.

ARCHIVE 2000

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Slippery solution - Mabo case highlights aboriginal land rights                                                           1993 - Aboriginal leaders in Australia have rejected the Labor Government’s response to the controversial Mabo land-rights case. The High Court ruling in the case of Mabo vs Queensland in June 1992 overturned the assumption that Australia belonged to no-one before white colonization.

 

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