Botswana bushmen win right to access water on ancestral land

July 28, 2012   // 0 Comments

In Botswana, Bushmen of the Central Kalahari are celebrating the court decision granting them water rights on their ancestral lands. In 2002, the Bushmen were evicted from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. While they won the right to return in 2006, the government said they could no longer use a vital water borehole. Now the Court of Appeal has struck down a lower court ruling that denied the...

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