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11 Dezembro 2022
AS the grace period for land rent defaulters expires on December 31, this year, the Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlement, has recorded increased monthly collection to 15bn/- from 10bn/-. President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced grace period for land rent defaulters from July to December 31…
14 Outubro 2022
  Mariam Tungu, una mujer del distrito de Ikungi, situado en la provincia de Singida, en el centro de Tanzania, llevaba décadas cultivando una pequeña parcela de tierra detrás de su casa. Ya se había resignado a cosechar apenas lo suficiente para el sustento de su familia: "Con suerte, conseguíamos…
5 Outubro 2022
The scenery changes, the story remains the same: in Tanzania, the construction of the pipeline intended to evacuate the oil extracted by TotalEnergies on the shores of Lake Albert, in Uganda, baptized East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop), also accompanies large-scale human rights violations,…
1 Outubro 2022
Rights groups said Friday’s ruling sends a dangerous message that Indigenous peoples can be evicted from their land in the name of conservation.   The regional East African Court of Justice has ruled that Tanzania’s decision to cordon off land for wildlife protection was legal, dealing a blow…
26 Agosto 2022
In Mwanza, Tanzania, Nairukoki Leyian-Naisinyai tells me that here, "Corporations come with papers from the government claiming that they have the right to our land." She points to the large corporations that have entered the lands of the Maasai people to mine rubies and tanzanite. The Maasai can…
25 Agosto 2022
Maasai are being evicted from a Tanzanian wildlife paradise to make way for neocolonial land grabs by the Dubai royal family. The reason? The right to hunt unhindered for the next 30 years. Indigenous Maasai, widely acknowledged as exceptional wildlife conservationists, are being dispossessed of…
24 Junho 2022
International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (Nairobi) How could it be that we possessed and protected this land for millennia and this sacred link is in danger of disappearing from Tanzania's history in merely 60 years? We, the Maasai community have been the ascendant peoples of the Serengeti…
16 Junho 2022
UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about continuous encroachment on traditional Maasai lands and housing, accompanied by a lack of transparency in, and consultation with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples, during decision making and planning. This trend most recently culminated in…
15 Junho 2022
Tanzanian authorities must immediately halt the violent forced eviction of the Indigenous Maasai community in Loliondo, and launch an urgent investigation into the security crackdown which has left dozens of people injured, many missing and a police officer killed, Amnesty International said today…
31 Maio 2022
ZANZIBAR's Land Commission plans to survey 2,000 plots, prepare 3,400 maps and conduct valuation on 400 areas in the next fiscal year. Land and Settlement Development Minister Rahma Kassim Ali told the House of Representatives here on Monday that the commission will as well prepare 2,000 titles on…
28 Maio 2022
MEMBERS of Parliament have called upon the government to allocate sufficient funds to the National Land Use Planning Commission so that it can perform its functions of addressing land conflicts in the country. They said the commission was formed to ensure sustainable land management systems, which…
29 Março 2022
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)  and the Land Portal are launching a new blog series on the governance of land-based investments in the Global South. The series will explore practical strategies and approaches adopted by rights defenders and others to address common…