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Kenya’s forest dwellers fight for dwindling ancestral lands

This past June, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, ruled that the Kenyan government must grant collective land titles to the Ogiek people, and pay reparations for repeatedly evicting the indigenous people from their ancestral Mau Forest.

Brian Rotich, an environmental scientist at Chuka University, believes the landmark case may set a hopeful precedent for other indigenous forest-dwellers across Kenya.

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