Just over 100 years ago, Maasai in Kenya were moved into reserves, where they could be more easily taxed and controlled, to make way for white settlement.
Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
Giraffe numbers have plummeted from an estimated 150,000 in 1985 to fewer than 100,000 today.
The research shows that 2 million years ago humans were not constrained technologically and already had the capacity to expand their geographic range.
While the science is crucial, it is also important to know what sense the people who live in and around Laetoli make of these ancient footprints.
As the Maasai people of Kenya seek to expand their agricultural developments, the lives of one of Africa’s greatest creatures are being severely disrupted.
In Maasai communities women have no autonomy to make decisions about their nutrition and that of their children.
Efforts to discourage girls from being cut in Tanzania have changed the cultural meaning and practices around the ceremonial rite of passage.
Kenya’s wildlife task force promises stakeholder participation needed for sustainable conservation.
How can we understand each other, especially when stereotypes cloud our view? An ethnographic movie captures a sense of the ‘other’ in an encounter between Maasai villagers and Dutch tourists.
Colourful glass beads and red blankets play an important role in Maasai culture. But their origins are surprising, and provide an interesting insight into cultural exchanges between Europe and Africa.
What do traditional Maasai people use mobile phones for?
In Kenya there’s increasing individualisation of land tenure in pastoral areas. This will hurt the communities in the long term because it doesn’t enhance sustainable productive practices.
Accurately counting cheetah numbers is crucial to ensuring the survival of the species.
Forget fences and international agreements. This five-year study in the Serengeti has found the way forward.