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Tanzanian court to hear Maasai community land rights case involving a US-based Safari Company

4 December 2014

A Tanzanian High Court is set to hear a land rights case by the Maasai community against a US-based Safari Company, and two government parastatals Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) and Tanzania Conservation Limited (TCL), claiming forceful and violent eviction from their ancestral land in Loliondo, Northern Tanzania.

The hearing will begin on Monday 8 December and continue to 11 December, 2014 at the Arusha-based Court. Read more...

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MRG condemns killing of Batwa in Uganda

8 December 2014

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) has condemned the killing of two indigenous Batwa and asked the Government to probe into the causes of ethnic clashes in the Kabale district of South-West Uganda, following last week’s bloody attack on members of the Batwa people by the dominant Bakiga community.

The attack follows the killing of a Mukiga woman on 3 December 2014 by unknown assailants. The community is then reported to have blamed the Batwa people for the killing and simultaneously attacked them, sparking off a bloody clash.

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MRG Documentary films

Dead on Paper - New MRG documentary

Dead on paper

In this compelling new film a group of Egyptian Baha'is tell their story of arbitrary arrests and violence, their legal battle for recognition, and their enduring faith, in spite of the fact that the government does not recognize their religion.

Watch a trailer on MRG's YouTube channel.

For more information, or to organise a screening of the film contact Sarah El Ashmawy - sarah.elashmawy@mrgmail.org.

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