WorldViews: Tanzania wants to sell 370,000 acres of its land so wealthy Gulf elites can hunt

By Ishaan Tharoor, November 17, 2014

The government of Tanzania is contemplating selling a large tract of protected land to a private firm that would turn it into a zone for commercial hunting and luxury safaris. According to Britain's Guardian newspaper, Tanzanian officials are still in talks to sell 1,500 square kilometers near the famed Serengeti national park to a private company connected to the royal family in Dubai, the wealthy Gulf city-state that's part of the United Arab Emirates.

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