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Environmental movements in Sub-Saharan Africa: a political ecology of power and conflict
Obi, Cyril I.
This paper examines environmental movements in sub-Saharan Africa by drawing on two cases: the movement for the survival of Ogoni People of Nigeria's Niger Delta and the Green Belt Movement of Kenya. Its thesis is that environmental movements in Africa operate within a transformative logic in which struggles for power over environmental resources connect broader social struggles for empowerment and democracy.