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MRG warns that community land rights are under threat in Uvinje, Tanzania

18 February 2015

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) calls for proper and transparent procedures to be followed with regard to the people of the coastal fishing community of Uvinje in Tanzania by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). At stake is the future of a small community of 21 households and a total population of 130 people.

According to persons acting on behalf of the Uvinje community, the government is planning to compensate wrongful claimants of Uvinje lands from 17 February 2015, in order to justify the eviction of the rightful owners. Eye-witnesses have spotted the recent arrival of vehicles with these claimants at the TANAPA offices. Read more...

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Can Sri Lanka’s minorities dare to hope for change from the nation’s new President?

29 January 2015

Farah Mihlar shares her thoughts on the ground-breaking recent elections in Sri Lanka which brought about the defeat of "one of the most autocratic leaders in the country's post-independent history, Mahinda Rajapaksa", done primarily by Sri Lanka's trampled and oppressed ethnic and religious minority population.

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A real Kenyan ‘safari’

29 January 2015

Frederick Womakuyu, MRG’s Africa Information Officer, reports back from an emotional trip escorting young EU13 journalists to visit a remote and marginalised Kenyan indigenous community.

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Dead on paper

Members of the Sengwer community welcome young European journalists in their midst.

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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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