EAB - East African borders

With the arrival of the ASC’s new East African Community, it is interesting from a geographical point of view to follow up on the effects of the Kenya-Tanzania border in a historical perspective. To this end, a few old Maasai pastoralists were interviewed and filmed in the course of 2010 to learn more about the creation (in 1895) and impact of this international border, particularly the situation during World War I that saw German and Allied troops fighting on African soil. The recent effects of the border are the introduction of new divergent land tenure regimes on both sides. Their impact on today’s resource allocation between Tanzanian and Kenyan herders is also under study.

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Senior researchers