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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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2 December 2015

Botswana: "Diamond mining continues to cause suffering for Bushmen", says Survival Intl.

Author: Survival International

27 November 2015...

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16 December 2011

Competitive NGO’s

Author: Avi Krawitz, Diamonds.net

The recent withdrawal of Global Witness from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) generated much press coverage and interest. The move was inevitable but timely...Whether Global Witness intended to impact Christmas demand is uncertain,...

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5 September 2011

Borehole breakthrough for Botswana’s Bushmen

Author: Survival International

Survival International has been speaking to Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve as they celebrate drinking water from the Mothomelo borehole for the first time in nine years...Despite winning Botswana’s longest running court case over four...

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22 June 2011

Bushmen to get water after legal fight [Botswana]

Author: Agence France Presse (AFP)

Bushmen living in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve will receive a crucial new water supply next month after winning a lengthy court battle, the diamond firm mining the area said...Gem Diamonds Company, which was last year given rights to mine...

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6 October 2010
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Author: Béatrice Héraud, Novethic [France]

Dans la réserve naturelle du Kalahari centrale...les Bushmen restent privés d'accès à l'eau alors même qu'il s'agit de leur territoire ancestral. Les entreprises qui s'installent dans cette région sont beaucoup mieux loties, selon l'ONG Survival...[En...

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27 May 2010

Botswana army and police enter Bushman reserve today

Author: Survival International

Trucks of soldiers and police entered the Central Kalahari Game Reserve today. Survival believes this is to intimidate the Bushmen, and perhaps even force them out, because: 1) Gem Diamonds wants to open a diamond mine on their land; 2) the Botswana...

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17 March 2010

Botswana continues to violate Bushman’s rights

Author: Botswana Gazette

The government is...failing to comply with the 'relevant international human rights standards', according to the UN Special Rapporteur for indigenous peoples. Professor James Anaya's recent report condemned the government for its ill treatment of the...

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4 March 2010

UN report condemns Botswana’s treatment of Bushmen

Author: Survival International

Prof. James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur for indigenous peoples, highlights the government’s harassment of the Bushmen and Bakgalagadi tribes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, who…continue to face ill-treatment…Prof Anaya writes that…‘Indigenous...

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1 September 2009

Botswana: Report says De Beers has not benefited communities in which it operates

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