Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Dilemas of the ATEKER nation

The Ateker nation is an Itung’a-speaking group, bound by ethno-linguistic ties and practising nomadic pastoralism as the main livelihood activity.
The Ateker inhabit the borderland area straddling four countries – Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

They occupy the peripheral semi-arid and arid borders of their respective nation-states and are arguably the most marginalised peoples there.
Many modern-day states have to deal with the plight of nomadic pastoralist communities.
It has taken Kenya at least 45 years to date and it has still not come up with a policy on nomadism or pastoralism http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/63002

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