The plight of the San people, particularly the G/wi, who have been expelled from their homes by the government of Botswana, prompted some press coverage in Africa last week. Several news sources reprinted a press release from Survival International which shows a cartoon that caricatures the reactions of President Ian Khama of Botswana to the […]

Survival International reported last week that De Beers has capitulated to their pressure and has announced that it will not do any more diamond exploring in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). SI believes that this decision is a “huge victory for the Bushmen [the San].” The renewed commitment to exploring for diamonds, and the […]

Survival International claimed last week that De Beers is resuming prospecting in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). According to the British human rights organization, the planned exploration for diamonds in the vicinity of the San community of Metsiamenong threatens the G/wi and the other San people who live there, as well as the fragile […]

The story of the G/wi persecution took a new turn this week when the De Beers diamond company asked the government of Botswana to stop removing the San people from their lands—the international protests might hurt sales. Jeff Ramsay, a spokesman for Botswana President Festus Mogae, announced that Chairman Nicky Oppenheimer of De Beers had […]

Pressure continues to mount around the world on behalf of the G/wi and G//ana peoples who were displaced from their homes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) by the government of Botswana. Advocates for the rights of the two San societies claim that De Beers, the huge international diamond corporation, is behind the government’s […]