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Bushmen of Botswana win case against Government

The Bushmen of Botswana have again worn a case against the government. Government wanted to evict them from their ancestral land and convert it into a game reserve. Last month government officials went to their villages with trucks and the police to inform them that they would be evicted within four days. The Bushmen went to court, and obtained a temporary injunction against the eviction. On Tuesday this week the court ruled that no government officials should enter their compounds without their consent; that their water borehole should not be dismantled without warning; and that the Bushmen's lawyers must be notified before any further attempt is made to resettle them. The court also ordered the government to pay the costs the bushmen incurred on the case. The President of Botswana, Ian Khama, is reported to be upset by the ruling. The government of Botswana has tried many times to evict the Bushmen without success.


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