East Africa / Livelihoods / Pastoralism / Trade

Freedom of movement to help pastoralist lifestyles in East Africa

Pastoralists across East Africa are set to benefit as the region’s national borders are relaxed amid joint efforts to mitigate the risks associated with their migration.

“With the coming into effect [on 1 July] of the common market protocol, pastoralists like the Maasai, the Pokot and the Somali who do not believe in borders as they have kin in more than one country will enjoy better freedom of movement across the borders,” Augustine Lotodo, a member of parliament in the East African Legislative Assembly, told IRIN on 30 June.

Read more … (IRIN Africa)

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