Land rights of the Karamojong pastoral minority in Uganda.

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Uganda Land Alliance , Kampala, Uganda
Karamojong (African people) -- Land tenure., Karamojong (African people) -- Civil rights., Karamojong (African people) -- Government relations., Uganda -- Social conditions., Uganda -- Politics and govern



ContributionsUganda Land Alliance.
LC ClassificationsDT433.245.K35 M94 2000
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Uganda has embarked on an extensive process of policy development around land, housing and urban development, with a new National Land Policy approved in February The policy acknowledges the role that conflict, instability and rural poverty have played in driving urban migration, as well as the prevalence of slum dwellings in urban areas.

The Karamoja District of Uganda - Volume 3 Issue 1. Uganda is a green and fertile country; a land of dense forests, banana gardens, and elephant grass; but there is, in the north-east corner, bordering Kenya and the Sudan, a district which for many months of the year is brown and by: The Karamojong are in constant conflict with their neighbors in Uganda, Sudan and Kenya due to frequent cattle raids.

This could be partly due to a traditional belief that the Karamojong own all the cattle by a divine right, but also because cattle are also an important element in the negotiations for a bride and young men use the raids as a.

of a solution”. The Karamojong populate a region in the north eastern corner of the country commonly known as Karamoja. Their lands abut to both sedentary populations (within Uganda) and pastoral communities (bordering Uganda).

Like all pastoralists they are largely. ©EU/ECHO/Martin Karimi Karamoja is a region in North-Eastern Uganda. square kilometres of land is comprised of savannah and bush. Rain is a rare occurrence, with less than mm a year falling on the arid plains. Somepeople live in Karamoja, with over a third of them belonging to the Karamojong ethnic group.

Handbook On Land Ownership, Rights, Interests And Acquisition In Uganda 4 “Land is not a mere commodity, but an essential element for the realization of many human rights. For many people, land is a source of livelihood, and is central to economic rights. Land is. Karamoja region of North-Eastern Uganda is a semi-arid where annual rainfall is highly variable and where pastoral karimojong population has adapted to uncertain and hostile environment.

The Karamojong cluster lies across the North-Eastern part of Uganda which includes districts of Nakapiripirit, Kotido, Abim, Kaabong and Moroto. The Karamojong are a nomadic tribe from the northeastern part of Uganda whose livelihood depends on keeping cattle.

Karamoja is a 27, square kilometer area of semi-arid savannah, bush and mountains. By far the most important ecological feature of this region is its rainfall pattern.

During many years the rains are sparse or fail altogether. Throughout history, the Karamojong people of northeastern Uganda practiced a method of pastoralism.

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Limited surface water, a hot, arid climate, and a short season of torrential rains guarantee. The small Karamojong community of Nakabaat serves as a prime example of how resource exploitation and land acquisition by mining companies increase structural violence and violate human rights.

Disarmed by the Uganda People’s Defense Force, the community abandoned cattle herding (and raiding) to mine for small quantities of gold instead. Karamoja pastoralists in the past enjoyed their traditional policies (Rules and regulations) it was just until when the government of Uganda launched mass disarmament campaign of the Karamojong.

The complex gerontocratic governance system of the Karimojong, the largest ethnic group in Karamoja, was challenged in the second half of the twentieth century by the combined forces of the modernising Ugandan nation-state and undisciplined young. Environmental degradation and conflict in Karamoja, Uganda: the decline of a pastoral society Environmental degradation and conflict in Karamoja, Uganda: the decline of a pastoral society Inselman, Ashley D.

Throughout history, the Karamojong people of northeastern Uganda practiced a method of pastoralism. Limited surface water, a hot, arid climate, and a short.

For Karamojong, pastoralism is our future, not our past Written on 29 May Posted in Uganda. IWGIA supports this statement made by pastoralist communities in Uganda against the government's plan to 'abolish nomadic pastoralism and embrace agriculture and paddocks'.

Much of the Karamojong Cluster, including Karamoja, is characterized by harsh arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) receiving mm or less rainfall per annum. Precipitation is seasonal but highly. See Knighton, The vitality of Karamojong religion, and Margarat Rugadya, Herbert Kamusiime and Eddie Nsamba-Gayiiya, ‘Tenure in mystery: Status of land under wildlife, forestry and mining concessions in Karamoja region, Uganda’, (TROCAIRE Uganda and Oxfam GB, ), pp.

This statement is worrying, in particular for the local pastoralist communities, accounting for the majority of the Karamojong population.

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Although the Government's intention to transform Karamojong to self-sustainability is progressive, the move to abolish pastoralism is not in the right direction because it violates the rights of pastoralists. Uganda's Land of Nomad Warriors, while his portrait of The Smiling Killer is the subject of a national postage stamp.

Here, David Pluth talks to Eleni Stefanou about the Karamojong. This site is used to educate all of the world about the karamoja region of uganda and the karamijong people.

it will review the Bicycles for Humanity program and the sec, Skills Empowerment Centre and the BEC Bicycle Empowerment Centre provided by Bicycles for Humanity.

Our education and healthcare platforms use the Khan Academy course material, the worldpossilbe rachel pi program on a. UGANDA Indigenous peoples in Uganda include the traditional hunter/ gatherer Batwa, also known as Twa and Benet communities, pastoralist groups such as the Karamojong and the Ik.

They are not recognized as indigenous by the government. The Karamojong are transhumant pastoralists who live in the neglected Karamoja region of north-eastern Uganda.

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question by the Land Reform Decreethe Constitution of Uganda, and the Land Act failed to deal with the fundamental issues in land tenure due to absence of clear policy principles to inform the enactment of legislation that offers politically and socially. The Karamojong believe that God has given all cattle to them.

The implication of that is that God has not given any cattle to their neighboring tribes. Unfortunately, the Pokot in Kenya, living right on the Karamojan border of Uganda, have the same conviction about their divine right to cattle.

Uganda. The Karamojong. The Sky: The Final, Immense Savannah. This ethnic group of agro-pastoral herders live in arid or semi-arid territories where they graze their.

The indigenous peoples of Uganda include ancient communities of hunters and gatherers, such as Benet and Batwa, also known as Twa.

They also include minority groups like the Ik, the Karamojong and the Basongora. The Benets, who number just over 8, live in the northeastern part of Uganda. The Batwa, who number about 6, live mainly in the southwest region.

The report by Minority Rights Group titled, "Resolving conflicts using traditional mechanisms in the Karamoja and Teso regions of Uganda," is a result of interviews with community members in. KARAMOJONG PEOPLE: Uganda’s Patriarchal, Warriors and Most Feared Tribe with The Most Fashionable Hair styles; According to anthropologists, the Karamojong migrated from present-day Ethiopia around A.D.

and split into two branches, with one branch moving to present day Kenya to form the Kalenjin group and Maasai cluster. The other branch, called Ateker, migrated westwards.

Spatio-temporal dynamics of pastoral grazing resources influences the pastoral production system. Obtaining timely and reliable information on the status of these resources will support planning and early response to climatic variability.

This study in Karamoja pastoral sub-region of Uganda identified herbaceous and woody forage species in different grazing land cover types, quantified. Baker, Randall. "Development and the Pastoral Peoples of Karamoja, North-East Uganda: An Example of the Treatment of Symptoms." In Pastoralism in Tropical Africa, edited by T.

Monod, London: Oxford University Press, 7. Baker, Randall. "Polarisation: Stages in the Environmental Impact of Alien Ideas on a Semi- Pastoral Society.". Karamojong of Uganda Karamoja Sub-region Karamoja is an arid/semi-arid region -- 28, sq km in area, located in Uganda's north-east and inhabited by million people distributed among 11 different ethnic groups (Sagal and Grade, ).

Jolly Kemigabo is the Africa Regional Manager of Minority Rights Group Inter-national (MRG) – Africa Office.

She has over 10 years’ experience in human rights, minority and indigenous peoples’ rights in particular. MRG works to secure rights for ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.

Located in northeastern Uganda, Karamoja encompas km 2 between 1° and 4° North and 33°–35° East with the total population estimated at 1, million people 2. % (aboutpeople) live below the national absolute poverty line compared to only % for the rest of the country Download: Download high-res image (KB).The Karamojong are proud of their traditional lifestyle, which, even in Uganda, is often misunderstood.

Other Ugandans see the Karamojong as behind the times. The city-dwellers see the Karamojong as uneducated and primitive. There is substantial prejudice against them. That is based on the Karamojong resisting formal education and modernization.The land law vests land ownership in the hands of the citizens and not the State and it goes ahead to protect the human rights of the owners.

Karamoja in the northeastern part of Uganda is host to.