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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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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