Five Years of Disappointment and Terror - Not Only in Loliondo
Five years of the fifth phase government in Tanzania are nearing their end.
I should write a summary of what has happened concerning the land threats in Loliondo and Ngorongoro district as a whole. This isn’t easy. Even with more fearful silence than ever, much has happened, and apparently insignificant events turn out significant with hindsight. The summary is too long, but I hope it will be read anyway and that those reading it will try to do something to stop the police state and the land alienation plans.
Oct 09, 2020
Outrage over ‘unethical’ Botswana elephant hunt.
There’s outrage in Botswana over the shooting of a collared elephant and four others on San communal land.
When President Mokgweetsi Masisi opened up Botswana’s rich wildlands to hunting, it helped gain him the essential rural votes he needed to get re-elected. But the ‘unethical’ hunting of a collared elephant has the local San community, and supporters of hunting, up in arms.
Dec 12, 2019
A crisis of too many, not too few.
Reflections on elephants, trees, conservation and the future by Dr Brian Child.
From a series of articles published in Botswana's Mmegionline between April and July 2019
Jul 18, 2019
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