Tanzania: They’re kicking them off their land

Middle Eastern kings and princes are about to force up to 48,000 people in Tanzania from their land to make way for corporate-sponsored big game hunting. But Tanzanian President Kikwete has shown before that he will stop deals like this when they generate negative press coverage. Click to deliver a media blitz that will push President Kikwete to stop the landgrab and save these Maasai.

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For More Information:

The Guardian: “Tourism is a curse to us”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/06/masai-tribesman-tanzania-tourism

News Internationalist Magazine: “Hunted down”

http://www.newint.org/columns/currents/2009/12/01/tanzania/

Society for Threatened People: Briefing on the eviction of the Loliondo Maasai

http://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/session12/TZ/STP-SocietyThreatenedPeople-eng.pdf

Voices of Loliondo: Short film from Loliondo on impact of eviction on Maasai

http://vimeo.com/35311385

FEMACT: Report by 16 human rights investigators & media on violence in Loliondo

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/advocacy/58956/print

 

 

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