Nairobi - Activists say Tanzania's government is preparing
to kick Maasai tribesmen off their land near the country's most famous wildlife
park to allow a company from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to use the land for
Tanzania's ministry of natural resources and tourism
announced last week it is shrinking the size of the Loliondo Game Controlled
Sarah Gilbertz of Survival International said the land is
leased to the Ortello Business Corporation of the UAE to use for trophy
Will Davies, spokesperson for the activist group Avaaz,
said up to 68 000 Maasai villagers could be driven off their land.
Avaaz posted a petition on its website to help the
It had more than 1.1 million signatures on Friday.