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Africa’s 7 most indigenous people facing extinction

August 09, 2018 at 11:00 am | Culture

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

August 09, 2018 at 11:00 am | Culture

The Sengwer people --- Oman Observer

They are receiving awful treatment and being abused all in the name of tourism, wildlife, political conflicts and industry.

Essentially, the global demand for raw materials, agro-business and infrastructure projects are pushing these African indigenous peoples to their last boundaries.

This is not only threatening their cultures and very survival, but through neglect, they fall victims of land grabbing and land dispossession caused by extractive industries, agribusiness and other forms of business operations, according to The Indigenous World 2017 report.

As people commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population, here are some indigenous people of Africa who may soon disappear if appropriate measures are not taken to safeguard their rights.

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