Conflicts over water around Lake Turkana Armed violence between Turkana and Dassanetch

Abstract : The north-western region of Kenya is ignored politically and economically by the rest of the country. Characterized by droughts, starvations, ethnic conflicts and cattle raids, this territory is seen by the Kenyan government as a marginalized area, a space in "crisis" where violence has finally become commonplace. Almost every week, the national media reports increasingly frequent and intense conflicts: the Turkana pastoralists in Kenya are regularly attacked by the Dassanetch, Ethiopian pastoralists, in raids around the water points of the region. The environmental, socio-economic and historical context is crucial in the understanding of the emergence of such conflicts (I). Moreover, these conflicts are systematically described as ethnic conflicts for the control of water points, a view which simplifies reality (II).
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Marine Le Ster. Conflicts over water around Lake Turkana Armed violence between Turkana and Dassanetch. No. 2011. 〈halshs-01206597〉

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