Published on February 27, 2011
The Provincial Commissioner of Upper Eastern Province travelled to Marsabit on 2nd Feburary with the Provincial Security Committee and local MP Hussein Tari Sasura. She spent a few days in the area and met with Borana, Rendille, Gabra, Burji and Turkana community members to discuss their grievances and causes of the current conflict.
Published on December 20, 2010
Pastoralists from across Kenya and southern Ethiopia attended the second in the University of the Bush series of seminars took place at Malka Bisan Adi. They debated the preliminary findings of 6 pieces of research into different areas of pastoralist innovation.
Published on October 11, 2010
“Peace is not achieved by holding public meetings and making declarations alone. It is achieved through long, careful work of message-taking, information sharing, surveillance and implementation of the law,” states the initial findings of the recent Pastoralist Shade Initiative review of the recent Gabra and Borana peace process in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia.
Published on September 6, 2010
The Pastoralist Shade Initiative embark on a new review of innovation in peace and security in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. The team is focussing on the recent peace process between the Gabra and Borana that culminated in the Maikona Declaration in August 2009.
Published on August 15, 2009
160 pastoralists gathered at Walda in Sololo District, Kenya on 27th and 28th July 2009 and joined the other Borana and Gabra communities living along the Ethio-Kenya border in agreeing a peace declaration.
Published on July 27, 2009
From 17th – 19th July, 250 people gathered at the Gamura Wells near Maikona, Chalbi in northern Kenya to discuss how to expand peace along the Ethiopia/Kenya border between the Borana and the Gabra communities.
Published on June 11, 2009
From 3rd – 6th June, 130 people from both Ethiopia and Kenya attended a gathering hosted by the people of Dukana, Chalbi District, Kenya to discuss and extend recent peace agreements made between them and the Borana community at Dillo, Ethiopia.
Published on February 1, 2009
“If pastoralists resolve conflict cases with traditional negotiations through elders, there won’t be a sense of revenge. The Borana, Gabra and Guji set traditional rules for themselves and brought peace to their communities. Their law is not contrary to government law or the constitution and, as long as it’s not against the constitution, the government accepts any law set by the people in relation to their culture, religion or lifestyle.”
Published on November 12, 2008
A group of pastoralists from the Ethiopian Oromia Pastoralist Association and Oromia Regional Government travelled to Niger this October to attend the 4th General Assembly of the Woodaabe Pastoralists of Niger.