Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tourism or Tradition?

 Ten Maasai leaders were detained and more than 30 people wounded during violent clashes with police in northern Tanzania  as they protested against eviction from their land to make way for a luxury game reserve. Hundreds of people are in hiding after the protests in Loliondo, which borders Serengeti national park.

The protests began when police began to demarcate 1,500 sq kms (540 sq miles) of land to make way for the reserve, to be operated by a UAE-owned company. The Maasai regard this land as their homeTanzania’s tourism minister, Damas Ndumbaro, said the Maasai did not have a claim to their homeland. 

Maasai leaders ​arrested in protests over​ ​Tanzanian game reserve | Global development | The Guardian

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