Beyond the struggle for land and water, new triggers of conflict between farmers and herders have emerged in northern Nigeria.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
A survey of San ostrich eggshell beads - a common find at archaeological sites - paints a bigger picture of hunter-gatherers, herders and shifting cultural tradition.
Pastoralism is a central part of many Africans' identity. But how and when did this way of life get started on the continent? Ancient DNA can reveal how herding populations spread.
Northern Nigeria's cattle rustling problem is aggravated by the regions ungoverned forests.
What do traditional Maasai people use mobile phones for?
There are many theories on how livestock made its way to South Africa. The answer is quite complex and not as simple as one would think.