GIZ comments on its support to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Districts, Tanzania

Last week, Conservation Watch wrote about the violence that has once again erupted against Maasai indigenous people in Loliondo, northern Tanzania. As a follow up to that post, I wrote to Johannes Schoeneberger, at GIZ the German aid agency, to ask some questions about the GIZ project Sustainable Management of…

The missionary position: Christianity Today’s interview with Mary Ho of All Nations, the organisation that sent John Allen Chau to North Sentinel Island

“My name is John and I love you and Jesus loves you.” That’s what John Allen Chau shouted, in English, to the indigenous people living in voluntary isolation on North Sentinel Island. He had travelled to North Sentinel Island, on a tourist visa, with no permission from the Indian authorities…

East African Court of Justice rules in favour of Maasai villagers and prohibits further evictions – for the time being

In September 2018, the East African Court of Justice awarded a major victory to four Maasai villages in northern Tanzania. The court granted an interim order preventing the government of Tanzania and its agents from evicting villagers from Ololosokwan, Oloirien, Kirtalo, and Arashi in Ngorogoro District, Tanzania.