ARCHIVE 2003

 

UK MPs support Bushmen                                                                                                             (November 24, 2003) A motion signed by 42 MPs urges the UK government to encourage Botswana to respect the rights of Botswana's Bushmen. In February, the IFC approved $2 million in support of Kalahari Diamonds Limited to explore for diamonds in the Bushmen's traditional lands.

Basarwa relocation has nothing to do with prospecting                                                                      (20 October, 2003) Basarwa are not being relocated from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) to pave way for mineral prospecting because the technology deployed in such an exercise in Botswana does not require the removal of people from areas being prospected.

ICT and Poverty: The San Bushmen                                                                                                (August 20, 2003) Earl Mardle uses the Kalahari Bushmen (the San people) to illustrate his point that there are flaws attributed to a technology-driven approach to poverty alleviation. He suggests that the alternative should be to "use technological capabilities to engage the economic needs and resources of the communities involved and create new opportunities out of existing capabilities."

African bushman, who shot to stardom in film The Gods Must Be Crazy, dies                                     (July 05, 2003) WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) - N!xau, the diminutive bushman catapulted from the remote sandswept reaches of the Kalahari Desert to international stardom in the film The Gods Must Be Crazy, has died, police officials said Saturday.

San in trouble for going home                                                                                                         17/06/2003 21:16  - (SA) Johannesburg - At least ten San (Bushmen) from Molapo, in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), Botswana, have been charged with entering a game reserve without a permit, Survival International, reported on Tuesday.

Bushmen can't go home                                                                                                                 12/06/2003 22:47  - (SA) London - President Festus Mogae of Botswana told a protester in the UK this week that the Gana and Gwi San people who have been forced off their land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve would not be allowed to go home, said the international organisation Survival on Thursday.

WORLD BANK FUNDS CONTROVERSIAL DIAMOND PROJECT ON BUSHMEN'S LAND                  (20 February 2003) Kalahari Diamonds Limited, formed at the initiative of, and partly owned by, BHP Billiton, has secured US$2 million funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to explore for diamonds in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), Botswana. The IFC (part of the World Bank) approved the project on Thursday.

100,000 SIGN UP FOR BUSHMEN                                                                                                 (11 February 2003) In a global show of solidarity with the Bushmen of Botswana, 100,000 people around the world have signed a petition calling for them to be allowed to live on their own lands in peace.

 

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