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World Bank investigating alleged crimes at $150 million Ruaha tourism project

September 30, 2023
The Citizen

Dar es Salaam. The World Bank is investigating allegations of killings, rape and forced evictions involving villagers near the site of a proposed tourism project funded by the lender in Ruaha.

The bank has been accused of "enabling" alleged violence by the government to make way for a $150 million project expected to protect the environment and attract more tourists to Ruaha National Park.

The "resilient natural resource management for tourism and growth" (Regrow) project will almost double the size of the park, which is 130km (80 miles) from Iringa.

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