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Tanzania: Loliondo FM – bringing a community together

Taking a break from the midday sun under a tree, Mindey Ndoinyo tunes the radio on his mobile phone to 107.7 Loliondo FM. The 20-year-old lives in a remote Maasai village called Ololosokwan, 15 kilometres south of the border with

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Media Literacy Talks for Tanzania’s Youth

I’m on the back of a boda-boda motorcycle taxi, heading uphill, when my driver, Nuru, points out the drive-way leading to the house of Tanzania’s former prime minister and current presidential hopeful, Edward Lowassa. Not even five seconds after we

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2013 In Review: Tanzania’s Loliondo Land Dispute Is Far From Over

Crossing the dusty plains, draped in red and black cloth with a stick in hand to control unruly cattle, Maasai men continue to leave the village in search of jobs, while women are left to fight for their land. A

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Tanzania’s Loliondo land dispute – CBC The World This Weekend

Loliondo borders Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s number one tourist attraction, famous for its abundance of wildlife and a crucial migratory path. A Loliondo game controlled area was established by the government in 2009. Earlier this year, the government announced it

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#RightsMedia report: A #Maasai #woman using #music to #heal and #educate

Rebeca Kankai is a 37-year-old Maasai woman from a small village in northern Tanzania. She began selling firewood many years ago to support her two young children. In 2008, a fire destroyed her home, killing both kids. Unwilling to give

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#RightsMedia report: A wild hope for #Maasai women in #Tanzania

Faith Benson Moshi works with the Arusha-based Wild Hope Artisans Project, which is run by Wild Hope International, a U.S.-based NGO. This project empowers Maasai women by helping them sell their crafts, mainly beaded necklaces, around the world. This, in

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#RightsMedia report: Indigenous #art and #culture in #Arusha

Located inside the historical Arusha Declaration Museum, near the Uhuru monument, there’s a small workspace for Tanzanian artists and students. The ACAA – Arts and Cultural Association of Arusha – provides studio and gallery space for indigenous artists from Arusha

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