Maasai communities are facing violent attacks and eviction due to agricultural investments, conservation, and discrimination by farmers.
Rufiji is the southernmost district of Pwani Region. Land conflicts in this district have mainly taken place around the villages of Ikwiriri and Utete. The pastoralist population dramatically increased in the area after herders were evicted from Mbarali District in Mbeya Region in 2006-07. (Photo credit: ACAI Initiative)
Vilima Vitatu Village
The Tanzanian Central Government has decided to take 12,830 hectares of land in Vilima Vitatu village and allocate it to the Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA) without consultation or consent. News clipping from The Citizen; photo by Mussa Juma
Maasai vs. Thomson Safaris in Loliondo
United States-based company, Thomson Safaris, is committing human rights abuses against Maasai and threatening their existence.
Maasai vs. Otterlo in Loliondo
In Loliondo, Arusha Region, Maasai communities face constant pressure of eviction from their ancestral land, which the Ortello Business Corporation seeks to use for commercial hunting. In late 2018, despite court rulings, the violence and evictions continue.
Maasai vs. Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Photo Credit: KopeLion
Bamba and Bakonjo Peoples in Mt. Rwenzori National Park
Bamba and Bakonjo are two indigenous groups who live in the mountainous area of Bundibugyo District. They were evicted from their land with the creation of the Rwenzori National Park, which has prevented them from accessing many economically and culturally significant areas. Photo credit: ComplexMania
Basongora & Bakonjo vs. Queen Elizabeth National Park
Batwa are often called the “Keepers of the Forest” and are one of Africa’s oldest surviving indigenous Basongora are a pastoralist community living in the western lowlands in Uganda and were evicted from their land in 1952 to allow for the creation of Queen Elizabeth National Park. They continue to face human rights violations today. Photo…
Batwa vs. Land Grabbing in Uganda
Batwa are often called the “Keepers of the Forest” and are one of Africa’s oldest surviving indigenous communities.
The Benet people are an indigenous community from Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda that have faced numerous human rights abuses as a result of the increased protection of the Mount Elgon National Park.