The Indigenous World 2019
Over the last 33 years, The Indigenous World has documented an increasing trend towards harassment and criminalisation of indigenous peoples and communities.
Throughout 2018, there has been an increase in the documentation and reporting of illegal surveillance, arbitrary arrests, travel bans to prevent free movement, threats, dispossession and killings. We have
witnessed instruments which are meant to protect indigenous peoples being turned against them, through the use of legislation and the justice system, to penalise and criminalise indigenous peoples’ assertion of their rights.
The collection of events compiled in this edition demonstrate the continuation of increased violence, criminalisation, harassment and lack of justice that indigenous peoples experience as they continue to defend their lands and identity.
Apr 28, 2019
The Spectacular U-turner Kigwangalla has Commented on Loliondo in a TV Interview
View from the Termite Mound
A blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, that claim 51 km2 of grazing land as their private nature refuge, OBC, that keep lobbying the Tanzanian government to grab 1,500 km2 from the Maasai - and ruthless hypocrisy, lies, intimidation, and violence.
Nov 07, 2018
Intimidation Continues in Loliondo While Everyone has been Silenced.
In this blog post:- Violent assault committed by soldiers; The EACJ case; Probe team, team of attorney general’s lawyers, or whatever; Reuters article everywhere; Visit by RC Gambo.
Jul 05, 2018
Transborder Protected Areas, Green Infrastructure, and Local Communities:
Perspectives on the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.
An overview of the issues, opportunities constraints and problems affecting the world's largest multi-country park.
Jun 19, 2018
A Decade since Trent Keegan was Murdered and Thomson Safaris Continue Occupying Maasai Land.
View from the Termite Mound A blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.
In this blog post: - Tanzania Breweries Limited; Thomson Safaris take Maasai land as their nature refuge; Lesinko shot at Enashiva Nature Refuge; Trent murdered; 2009 drought; The sign; First international article; The PM’s “report”; Unanswered UN letters; The court cases; Becoming a blogger; The negotiations; Children beaten; Five herders prosecuted for trespass; Killing a website; More journalists in trouble; Olunjai shot; The big intimidation campaign in Loliondo; Charity as a weapon – and recently buying who could not be bought; Current silence.
Jun 14, 2018
Loliondo Report by the Oakland Institute and Kigwangalla Makes his U-turn Even More Extreme
In this blog post:
Report by the Oakland Institute;
Kigwangalla becomes like his shamelessly lying predecessors;
Livestock detained at Wasso market;
Secret meeting for a “friendlier special authority”;
OBC’s gift to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism;
Summary for newcomers.
May 14, 2018
Losing the Serengeti:
The Maasai Land that was to Run Forever
Based on field research, never publicly-seen-before documents, and an in-depth investigation into Tanzania’s land laws. This report is the first to reveal the complicity between Tanzanian government officials and foreign companies as they use conservation laws to dispossess the Maasai, driving them into smaller and smaller areas and creating a stifling map of confinement.
May 11, 2018