Links this week: Ogiek ruling on ancestral land, Ebola Resource Centre, and more

Looking out over tea fields to the Mau Forest. (BBC World Service/Flickr)

We’re did bit late sharing our links this week — but kawia ufike!

  • The African Court on Human and People’s Rights in Arusha ruled in favor of the Ogiek, an indigenous group in Kenya, allowing them to stay on their ancestral land in the Mau Forest. Originally, the Kenyan government claimed that eviction was necessary in order to conserve the forest, but failed to provide any evidence that the forest had been harmed in anyway.
  • In preparation for our latest episode featuring Adia Benton, we were catching up on the news around global health — and came across a neat resource curated by the Lancet, a medical journal, called the Ebola Resource Centre. In addition to including articles published in the Lancet about Ebola, it provides some solid background information on the Ebola virus and the current outbreak in DRC.
  • Journalist George Livio was released in South Sudan after nearly three years of detention. While this is great news, the government continues to detain two other UNMISS employees (believed to be James Tharjath and Anthony Nyero) who have also been in detention since 2014.
  • Check out The Monkey Cage’s 4th annual African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular. Some of the featured authors will join our conversations at Ufahamu Africa during the summer to chat about their work.
  • We leave you with a link to the award-winning book mentioned in our conversation with Adia Benton, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness by Simone Brown, Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin.
  • Tune in on Saturday for this week’s episode, when we will feature a conversation with Dr. Souleymane Soumahoro, an economist consulting for the World Bank.

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