Offices for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) are to be built on a 174-hectare site which had originally been allocated for substantial development by the Arusha Rural District Council (ARDC).

The Tanzanian central government and the Arusha district council are now at loggerheads after the president Jakaya Kikwete announced at the recent African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa that the entire site was designated for the ACHPR, an organ of the AU.

The council had planned to construct a satellite town, to be known as Arusha DC Safari Town, in the remote area of Ilakilak Ward west of Arusha, to ease the city

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