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Baka

An antigen present on the platelets of most individuals. Immune-mediated neonatal thrombocytopaenia may be due to an IgG anti-Baka antibody, produced in women who are Baka negative, and passively transferred to the foetus.
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In Bolozo, there are significant conflicts between the Bantu and the Baka people, leading to the division of the village into two areas, separated by a 5-km forest track.
Interviews confirmed that she was elected because of her good relationships with the Bantus, the Baka people and the village leader, but also because of her negotiating competences and knowledge of agricultural activities.
It was great to see Jane Labous' article (Edge of the Road, December 2014) on the Baka people of Cameroon last issue.
While celebrated tourist resorts and blue-chip mining and logging companies dot their land, the Maasai, Batwa, Bagyeli and Baka people of the Rift Valley in East Africa and the Congo Basin in Central Africa remain extremely poor, sometimes without even their most basic human needs being satisfied.
In 1999, he flew to the Central African Republic, traveled under military escort by Jeep, then canoed down the Ubangi River to the village of Mougoumba to meet the Baka people (Pygmies) whose music and dance he'd researched extensively.
The students, part of a Newcastle University expedition team, were working to produce interactive maps showing the forest activities of the indigenous Baka people for use in the fight for fairer land access rights.
The students, part of the university expedition team, were working to produce maps showing the forest activities of the indigenous Baka people for use in the ongoing fight for fairer land access rights.
Martin Cradick, who created the Global Music Exchange charity to help the Baka people fight for their survival, said: "It seems a travesty that the Baka, one of the few remaining peoples living a truly ancient life, in touch with nature and their planet which they revere, are being squeezed out of their ancient forests and denied their lifestyle.
Also playing in the evening will be members of the extraordinary group Baka Beyond, whose music is inspired by the Baka people of Cameroon and mixes African and European sounds.
The Baka people, the pygmies of Cameroon, are threatened by the imminent demise of their forests.
In 1992 former Outback guitarist Martin Cradick fulfilled a long-held dream and travelled to Cameroon with his wife Su Hart to live and work among the Baka people, to record their music and play with them.