Displaced: Maasai community forced to move as UAE elite use Tanzanian land for safaris

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In early June around 30 indigenous Maasai people in the north-east of Tanzania were injured as they protested against being forcibly displaced from their ancestral lands. The authorities say the move is necessary to protect the area's extraordinary landscape and wildlife. But as Michael Pauron reports, lurking in the background to this affair are the interests of a private hunting company that has close ties to the royal family in Dubai. 

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Extreme sports, fast cars, fishing, and safaris around the world … the Crown Prince of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a hectic globetrotter. Nor does he seek to hide it; Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – whose pen name for his romantic poems is 'Fazza' ('he who helps') – freely shares his privileged life on social networks.