Tanzania tribe evicted from ancestral land

Maasai say they are being forced to leave to make room for hunting company's access to traditional land.

    The Tanzanian government has ordered thousands of Masai tribesmen to abandon traditional grazing lands to make way for a conservation site.

    But the Maasai are refusing to leave their ancestral land. They say the real reason they are being forced out is to give a Dubai-based hunting company exclusive access.

    Wildlife Instead, the hunting company, says that it will bring clients in for a six-month season and the Maasai can graze their cattle out of season. However, researchers say that the livestock are a part of the area's ecosystem.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Lolyondo in northern Tanzania.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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