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Bushmen in Botswana are taking the government to court for illegally refusing them access to their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Botswana’s security forces are arresting and intimidating Bushmen, despite the tribe’s legal right to live and hunt in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal have quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.
The Botswana government has flouted a court victory which saw the Kalahari Bushmen win the right to live on their ancestral lands.
Survival International has launched its call for a boycott of De Beers and other Botswanan diamonds over the treatment of the Kalahari Bushmen.
A human rights organisation for tribal people has called for a tourist boycott of Botswana until its government ends persecution of the Bushmen.
The Bushmen of Botswana have lodged an appeal against a High Court decision denying them access to water on their ancestral lands.
Maude Barlow, former UN advisor on water, has condemned the Botswana government’s failure to allow Bushmen to access water.
The Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, who face removal from their land, have appealed to Prince William ahead of his impending visit to Botswana.
Kalahari Bushmen are taking the government of Botswana to court over what they describe as its refusal to allow them access to a water borehole on their own land.