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News from the Bushmen


Bushmen to be wiped from Constitution

Botswana's government is pushing a bill through Parliament to scrap the key clause in the Constitution that protects Bushman rights.

Government tries to expel critic

An outspoken critic of the Botswana government, who has previously attacked its treatment of the Bushmen, has been threatened with deportation.

South American Indians campaign for Bushmen

Reaching out from the forests of South America to the Kalahari desert, members of the isolated Ayoreo tribe in Paraguay have added their voices to the Gana and Gwi Bushmen's campaign for their rights.

Bushmen’s plea on World Water Day

As Botswana continues to deny them access to water, the Gana and Gwi Bushmen are issuing a plea to the government to recognise their rights.

World Bank in Bushman Reserve

The World Bank ombudsman is investigating complaints that the Bank has been funding diamond exploration in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, without first consulting local communities.

Survival launches Botswana boycott

Survival International is launching a boycott of Botswana today at the world's largest tourism fair, ITB (Internationale Tourismus-Börse) Berlin. Supporters of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen will give out leaflets outside the fair.