Gana and Gwi bushmen

Gana and Gwi bushmen

The Gana and Gwi are peoples indigenous to the central Kalahari region of Botswana.

Since the mid-1990s the government of Botswana has been in the process of relocating the bushmen, against their will, to relocation camps around the periphery of the Kalahari Central Game Reserve. The government says this is because the bushmen threaten the survival of game in the reserve, and because it is not practical to provide the bushmen with freshwater in their ancestral home. The bushmen, and supporters of their right to return to their previous home, claim that they have been evicted to make way for tourism and diamond mining (diamonds were discovered in the reserve in the early 1980s).

References

* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1775949,00.html "Bushmen beg to keep their freedom"] , TimesOnline
* [http://www.survival-international.org/tribes/bushmen "Survival International"]
* George Monbiot articles: [http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2006/03/21/a-bully-in-ermine/] , [http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2006/03/24/lady-tonge-an-apology/|]


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