botswana

  • August 17, 2017

    The Bushmen of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve have written a moving appeal to the Dalai Lama, who is scheduled to visit Botswana this month, criticising their country’s government for its brutal policies and urging him to speak out.

  • May 10, 2017

    On 8 May 1997, hundreds of Bushmen were ordered to abandon their homes deep in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve. This was the first in a wave of evictions by the government, determined to open up their ancestral homes to diamond mining and tourism.

  • June 8, 2016

    A host of celebrities are supporting the campaign of Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples' rights, for the Bushmen in the 50th anniversary year of Botswana’s independence.

  • March 9, 2016

    Survival International has launched a campaign calling for an end to a draconian system in Botswana which has broken Bushmen families apart and denied them access to their land. Critics such as veteran anti-apartheid activist Michael Dingake have compared the system to the apartheid-era pass laws.

  • November 27, 2015

    Despite ever increasing profits from multinational diamond mining operations in the country, Botswana’s Bushman communities continue to suffer.

  • October 10, 2014

    A new report from Survival International reveals hundreds of cases of beatings, arrests and abuses of Kalahari Bushmen at the hands of wildlife officers and police.

  • September 5, 2014

    A diamond mine has opened in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the lands of Africa’s last hunting Bushmen, despite the Botswana government's denials of such a plan.

  • August 26, 2014

    Africa’s last huntiing Bushmen have given formal notice of their intention to sue the Botswana government over its “unlawful and unconstitutional” attempts to starve them off their ancestral land.

  • June 11, 2014

    A worldwide advertising campaign calling for a boycott of tourism to Botswana, launched by Survival International has reached hundreds of thousands of travellers.

  • February 13, 2014

    Loud protests at an anti-poaching conference in London today highlighted the devastating impact of a hunting ban on Africa’s last hunting Bushmen in Botswana.