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Serengeti Highway Back on Front Burner

The East African Court of Justice ruled against a paved highway across the Serengeti. Now the Government of Tanzania has appealed that decision.

It is evident that the current Tanzanian government wants the freedom to do whatever it wishes in the Serengeti, including the building of a paved commercial highway across the critical northern wilderness zone. 

By contesting the recent court decision, the government has chosen to ignore the international scientific community, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, donor governments, and the considered judgement of the East African Court of Justice, which represents the interests of neighboring states. 

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