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  • The Times

    Tens of thousands of Masai herders have been evicted and burnt out of their ancestral land in Tanzania to make way for exclusive safari tours, according to the findings of an investigation into environmental tensions in the region.

  • Yale Environment 360

    Maasai herding communities are being pushed off their ancestral land by the Tanzanian government and safari companies in favor of more lucrative tourism and hunting, according to a new report by the Oakland Institute, a California-based think tank...

  • The Guardian

    The Tanzanian government is putting foreign safari companies ahead of Maasai herding communities as environmental tensions grow on the fringes of the Serengeti national park, according to a new investigation.

  • The Washington Post

    By Rodney Muhumuza | AP

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Tens of thousands of Tanzania’s ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based group charged Thursday.

    Villagers in northern Tanzania’s Loliondo area, near the Ngorongoro...

  • Chicago Tribune

    Rodney Muhumuza Associated Press

    Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based group charged Thursday.

    Villagers in northern Tanzania's Loliondo area, near...

  • BBC

    Sammy Awami

    A new report accuses the Tanzanian government and some foreign safari companies of a series of human rights abuses against the indigenous Maasai people.

    The report, released today by independent policy think tank, the Oakland Institute, details cases of arrests, evictions and beatings of Maasai people.

    The Maasai...

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