Published on October 12, 2008
Pastoralists from across Afar Region, north-eastern Ethiopia met at the inaugural meeting of the new Afar Pastoralists Council in late October. They also discussed major issues that Afar pastoralists are currently facing, such as conflict.
Published on September 1, 2008
Pastoralist leaders from Ethiopia and Kenya met in Koora, Kajiado District (Kenya) from 26th – 30th August 2008. They forged agreements to decrease tension and reduce violence. Several groups agreed that whenever conflict is sparked by raid or rumour elders from each group involved will notify each other and attempt to prevent escalation.
Published on July 16, 2008
After six years of working as part of UN OCHA Ethiopia, the Pastoralist Communication Initiative became an independent project in May 2008. After extensive discussions with our pastoralist advisory panel, with members drawn from across Africa, PCI has increased its independence and become more pastoralist-directed.
Published on December 4, 2007
Hudet, Somali Region (28 November): Pastoralists representing all the ethnic groups of Ethiopia’s Somali National Regional State have decided to give priority to peace in the region in discussions that started today at a unique event in the region’s Liban zone.
Published on July 20, 2007
Looking at the laws, I prefer to be in Ethiopia, but looking at what pastoralists are doing, looking at what their rights actually are, I prefer to be in Kenya”