Maasai fear Tanzania game reserve will banish them from ancestral land

Maasai tribesman

A Maasai tribesman stands beside his cattle near a water point in Makindu, southwest of Nairobi. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

A battle has erupted in Tanzania over the future of 30,000 Maasai people who claim the expansion of a big-game hunting reserve for foreigners will lead to their eviction from ancestral lands.  Read more…

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One thought on “Maasai fear Tanzania game reserve will banish them from ancestral land”

  1. Dear Jason Patinkin, I read this article in the Observer online yesterday and was saddened by this new development. It is a story with a long history that seems to be continuing. I wanted to let you know that we made a documentary film about the evictions and this history that may interest you. It is called “A Place Without People” (trailer here: http://www.anemon.gr/films/film-detail/place-without-people). If you are interested in seeing the rest of the film, send me an email and I will arrange it.
    Good luck in your work and thank you,
    all the best
    Leonidas Liambeys
    Anemon Productions

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