Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Botswana Bushmen Get Their Land Back

This could turn out to be a very interesting ruling apart from its immediate benefits for Botswana's bushmen....
Bushmen from the Kalahari desert have won a court case in which they accused Botswana's government of illegally moving them from their land.

The court said the bushmen - or San people - were wrongly evicted from their ancestral homeland in 2002.

A panel of three judges ruled by two-to-one in their favour in the major issues in the case.

It is seen as a wider test of whether governments can legally move people from their tribal and ancestral lands....

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