NAMIBIAN MINORITY GROUPS DEMAND THEIR RIGHTS
As the result of a two months-long visit to the former Kaokoland by independent human rights expert, Rebecca Sommer, who conducted human rights awareness raising gatherings with two of the several Namibian indigenous minority groups, the Himba people issued two separate declarations listing a whole of litany of violations of their civil, cultural, economic, environmental, social and political rights perpetrated by the Government of Namibia (GoN).
The Zemba people also issued their declaration listing similar violations by GoN. In the three declarations, signed between January 20 2012 and February 12 2012 the Himba (who include the Twa and Tjimba subgroups) pointed out that they are a distinct people, with their own tradition and culture and that they have exclusively inhabited the... [via Earth Peoples Blog]
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