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

Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 143
ISBN number: 87-90730-31-3
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Democratic Republic of Congo, La República Democrática del Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: jun-00

Tags: Human rights

The book documents and discusses the case of the Twa, so-called pygmy people, of the Kahuzi-Biega forests, South Kivu Province in Eastern Congo. The particular case of the Twa of Kahuzi-Biega 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.
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