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Botswana: 1/9 of 9

This $4.9bn diamond mine opens tomorrow in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Photo: Gem Diamonds.

Botswana government lies exposed as $5bn diamond mine opens on Bushman land

Oliver Tickell

4th September 2014

Ten years after promises of 'no mining' in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve, a $5 billion diamond mine opens a few miles from a Bushman village. Elsewhere in the Reserve, fracking is under way. And President Ian Khama, a director of Conservation International, denounces the Bushmen as 'poachers' and evicts them from their land. more...
Jumanda Gakelebone outside Clarence House in London today to deliver his letter to Prince Charles. Photo: Survival International.

Bushman to Prince Charles - 'Save our People'

Oliver Tickell

8th April 2014

A Bushman from the Central Kalahari travelled 5,000 miles from his home in Botswana today to tell the Prince of Wales, ‘We're not poachers - we hunt to survive. Persuade Botswana to change its policies, or the Bushmen will soon be finished.' more...
A Bushman out hunting in the Kalahari. Photo: DragonWoman via Flickr.com.

Botswana hunting ban leaves Bushmen to starve

The Ecologist

2nd April 2014

Botswana's President Khama has banned all hunting - even for Bushmen who hunt to feed their families, who now face acute hunger. But an exception is being made for trophy hunters paying up to $8,000 to hunt giraffes and zebras. more...
Xoroxloo Duxee died of dehydration after the Bushmen's water borehole was disabled. Photo: © Survival

Bushmen are not 'poachers' - wildlife conference protest

The Ecologist

13th February 2014

The anti-poaching conference in London today was disrupted by protests at the Botswana delegation - who call the indigenous Bushmen of the Kalahari 'poachers' and are forcing them into death camps. more...
Bushman boy with bow and arrow. Photo: Survival International.

Kalahari Bushmen unite to end oppression

Joanna Eede

26th December 2013

Representatives of the Basarwa or Bushman peoples of Botswana will make 2014 the year to step up their fight to end structural oppression of their communities. Joanna Eede reports ... more...
Plans for diamond mining in Botswana saw Bushmen forced out of their home

Botswana admits bushmen were evicted for diamond mine

Ecologist

19th August, 2009

Official admits government cut off water supply to force Bushmen out of the Central Kalahri Game Reserve more...
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Bushmen struggle to return to Central Kalahari

Clive Dennis

1st March, 2007

Botswanan police are refusing to allow Kalahari Bushmen to return to their ancestral homelands, despite their having won a landmark high court case allowing them to do so, writes Clive Dennis more...
Investigations

The Bushmen of the Kalahari

Sandy Gall

1st September, 2003

Sandy Gall describes the genocide the Botswanan government is waging to clear the Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve more...
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Masters of Illusion

Janine Roberts

1st September, 2003

Janine Roberts describes how De Beers cons the world into paying so much for its cheap, plentiful diamonds and turns a blind eye to the eradication of the oldest culture on the planet. more...

Botswana: 1/9 of 9

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