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167,000 Maasai people face eviction from ancestral land

Image: Giselleinmotion, Tanzania Africa, Pixabay, Pixabay Licence

Maasai pastoralists are calling for international support to stop the Tanzanian government's plans to evict thousands of people from their ancestral lands in Ngorongoro and Loliondo to make way for tourism, development and wildlife hunting. In a public letter, Maasai community leaders argue that the Tanzanian government is falsely blaming livestock grazing and population growth for environmental degradation, to justify the mass evictions.

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