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News from the Bushmen


Ethnic cleansing reaches final phase

Dozens of Bushmen were evicted yesterday from their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Police carried out the removals at gunpoint and then set fire to the Bushmen's huts.

Bushman child and two adults shot by police

Three Bushmen, including one child, have been shot and wounded in recent days by Botswana police in a series of incidents designed to intimidate the Bushmen still surviving inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and force them out once and for all.

Arrested Bushmen win ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.

Five days after their leaders were arrested and beaten, there was a dramatic turnaround today in the fortunes of the Kalahari Bushmen as they learnt they have won the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'.

Bushman leaders beaten in custody

Bushman leaders arrested on 24 September were beaten in custody by policemen including the superintendent, it has emerged today.

Violence erupts in Bushmen’s reserve

Clashes have erupted between Gana and Gwi Bushmen desperate to stay inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and wildlife officers and police trying to force them out.

Massive assault on Bushman rights

The Bushmen are facing a new and severe assault on their rights since the resumption of their three-year court case against the government for evicting them from their ancestral lands in the central Kalahari.