Disney accused of colonialism over 'hakuna matata' trademark

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Petition urges company to drop trademark on Swahili phrase before summer release of Lion King remake

More than 50,000 people have signed a petition accusing Disney of “colonialism and robbery” after it trademarked the Swahili phrase “hakuna matata”.

The expression means “no problem” in Swahili, which is spoken across east Africa and is a national language of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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