Narissa Allibhai

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Job title:
Former East Africa Program Coordinator
Tagline:
Flowing Goddesses of Life
Personal bio:
Working to protect rivers so they can continue to sustain us. Find me on Twitter @NarissaAllibhai.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:49
The Samburu warriors rise up, proudly sporting colourful headdresses with ostrich feathers fluttering majestically in the wind, and stride forward in a line. The drumbeats start and the shrill background song of the women begins. The men begin their dance, replete with the jumps and head movements unique to their traditions.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:35
The diverse indigenous ethnic groups of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley may have made it past severe threats to their survival during decades of occupation by Emperor Menelik, but the current land grabs for industrial plantations, spurred by construction of the Gibe 3 Dam, may spell the end of life as they know it.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 12:20
“Whoever is cutting off the source of water to the lake is being selfish and wants to benefit alone. We [in Turkana] will die of starvation.” - Selina Akiru, pastoralist and firewood seller