OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MOGAE
(12.12.2007) Dear President Mogae, On 13 December it will be one year since we
won our court case against the government to be allowed back home to the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve....
Survival ‘stands firmly behind Bushmen’ on anniversary of court victory
(12.12.2007) As the Kalahari Bushmen mark the first anniversary of their
landmark court victory tomorrow, Survival has vowed to support them in their
continued struggle to return to their land.
Bushmen appeal for legal costs
(05.12.2007) The Kalahari Bushmen applied in Botswana’s High Court today for
leave to appeal for the Botswana government to pay their legal costs.
BOTSWANA: ONE YEAR AFTER COURT VICTORY, BUSHMEN STILL FAR FROM HOME
(03.12.2007) 13 December marks the first anniversary of the Kalahari Bushmen's
landmark victory in Botswana's High Court. But the Botswana government has
failed to uphold the court's ruling, and most of the Bushmen remain stranded
in resettlement camps.
BOTSWANA: BUSHMEN - BACK TO COURT?
(20.11.2007) Bushmen in Botswana today announced they plan to return to court
within a matter of weeks if the government continues to prevent them from
Hadzabe celebrate land victory
(06.11.2007) A safari company representing clients from the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that it has withdrawn from a deal on the Hadza
tribe’s land in Tanzania.
SURVIVAL ADVERT CONDEMNS TORTURE OF BUSHMEN
(05.11.2007) Survival has placed a full-page advert in the UK's Independent
newspaper today, condemning the torture of Bushmen evicted from their land in
the Kalahari in Botswana and appealing to the British public to support them.
BOTSWANA: TORTURE OF BUSHMEN - SHOCKING DETAILS
(31.10.2007) Shocking new details have emerged of the torture and beating of a
group of Bushmen in Kaudwane resettlement camp, Botswana. Fifteen men were
arrested in late September for hunting, and at least ten of them were tortured.
BOTSWANA: GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN ON BUSHMAN HUNTERS
(09.10.2007) Six Bushmen have been arrested for hunting in New Xade
resettlement camp, according to First People of the Kalahari, a Bushman human
DER POST'S DAUGHTER DENOUNCES BUSHMAN PERSECUTION IN THE TIMES
(20.09.2007) Just three days after Survival International re-ignited its
Bushman campaign, a lengthy cover article in The Times has denounced the
Botswana government's continuing refusal to honour the terms of the Bushmen's
(19.09.2007) 50 years after her father famously chronicled the lives of the
Kalahari Bushmen, Lucia Van Der Post visits their tribal homeland in Botswana
– and finds a demoralised people trapped in a limbo between their ancient
heritage and the modern world ...
General Assembly backs indigenous peoples' rights
(September 13, 2007) UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on
Thursday adopted a non-binding declaration upholding the human, land and
resources rights of the world's 370 million indigenous people, brushing off
opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The vote
in the assembly was 143 in favor and four against. Eleven countries, including
Russia and Colombia, abstained. The declaration, capping more than 20 years of
debate at the United Nations, also recognizes the right of indigenous peoples
to self-determination and sets global human rights standards for them.
Royalty From The UAE Threaten To Take Over Tribe's Land
(18.07.2007) Yaeda Valley, Tanzania (AHN) -- The Royal Family of the United
Arab Emirates might wipe out the second -oldest indigenous tribe in the world.
Safari concession threatens Hadza tribe
(28.06.2007) Hundreds of Hadza hunter-gatherers face eviction from their
ancestral lands if a foreign safari company is given a hunting concession on
Hadza hunters-gatherers under threat
(14.06.2007) The Washington Post reports on the Hadza hunter-gatherers: 50,000
Years of Resilience May Not Save Tribe - Tanzania Safari Deal Lets Arab
Royalty Use Lands - YAEDA VALLEY, Tanzania - One of the last remaining tribes
of hunter-gatherers on the planet is on the verge of vanishing into the modern
Tribal Lands Being Confiscated By Arab Royal Family
(10.06.2007) Afarensis notified me of this MSNBC story regarding my friends, the Hadzabe (Hadza) of northern Tanzania. He posted the story and commented on it as well. I can only say that this is the most depressed I have been in while and the lead sentence to the article says
EA’s last tribal bushmen in stiff survival battle in Mbulu valley
(02.05.2007) ... the good news is that the Arabs, responding to the public
outcry, have withdrawn from the Yaida Valley and left the Hadza in peace. For
how long ? - that's the question which remains until the Hadza have a chance
to really defend their own common interests.
Bushmen step up pressure on Botswana over desert land
(19.02.2007) Bushman - the last hunter gatherer community in Southern Africa threatening to go back to court to force President Mr Festus Mogae’s government to comply with the order.
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