From the Kalahari to Court: The Bushmen's Victory
The Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have been forced from their ancestral lands in a wave of evictions by the Botswana government. In 2006 they won a historic legal victory when Botswana's High Court ruled that their eviction was 'unlawful and unconstitutional'. Since then the government has arrested more than 50 Bushmen for hunting to feed their families, and banned the Bushmen from using their water borehole during one of the fiercest droughts in years. Hundreds still languish in resettlement camps, unable or scared to return home.
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