Heading Towards Extinction? Indigenous Rights in Africa: the Case of the TWA of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

1st Edition

Alberto Kwokwo Barume

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Published December 1, 2000
Reference - 142 Pages
ISBN 9788790730314 - CAT# Y372347
Series: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

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Summary

Heading Towards Extinction documents and discusses the case of the Twa, so-called "pygmy" people, of the Kahuzi- Biega forests, South Kivu Province in Eastern Congo. Their case is presented in the African context as well as in the context of emerging and established international norms and principles of indigenous peoples' rights. Heading Towards Extinction? is a plea for recognition of the legal rights that the Twa are entitled to as an indigenous people. The book calls for the reform of the assimilationist approach taken by the Congolese government, as well as the agencies involved in managing the Kahuzi-Biega National Park.

Albert K. Barume is a completing his graduate studies in the Department of Law/Human Rights Center of the University of Essex, United Kingdom.

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