Hortimio Ochoa, a 33-year-old Piaroa leader, was featured in a lengthy Venezuelan newspaper article on Wednesday last week for his dedication to preserving the traditional values and culture of his people as well as for his efforts to protect their lands and waters from illegal miners and armed groups. The author of the piece, María […]

The Ju/’hoansi Traditional Authority announced last week that they have engaged some lawyers to help them regain control over their lands in Namibia. A report in the New Era newspaper on Tuesday the 27th provided a brief catalog of the wrongs they have suffered from invaders who have occupied some of their lands. Government actions […]

The N≠a Jaqna Conservancy of the !Kung community, located in Tsumkwe West, has been invaded by Oshiwambo farmers from northern Namibia who are bringing their cattle into the conservancy lands. The N≠a Jaqna Conservancy is on the western border of the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in northeastern Namibia. The former is managed by the !Kung, the […]

The Ju/’hoansi are a good example of a peaceful society that has problems with neighbors, but the ones in Namibia have legal ways of dealing with invaders who settle on their lands. A news story last week in the Namibian paper the New Era, written from the point of view of the invaders, indicates that […]

The peaceful Ju/’hoansi, who live in the northeastern Namibian town of Tsumkwe, may be getting closer to a settlement with the Herero who invaded their lands last year, according to a recent news report. The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), which is representing the San people in their dispute with the invaders, has issued a deadline […]

The Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia visited the Ju/’hoansi town of Tsumkwe recently to investigate the controversial invasion of the Nyae Nyae Conservancy lands by farmers from nearby Gam. The Tsumkwe councilor, Moses Coma, evidently didn’t mince his words when he discussed the Ju/’hoansi problems with Marco Hausiku, the Deputy Prime Minister. Mr. Coma indicated […]

Over the past year, Herero farmers have been invading the Ju/’hoansi territory—the Nyae Nyae Conservancy—in Namibia. The nation does not seem able, or willing, to help. AllAfrica.com, a large Internet distributor of news about Africa, ran a story last week on the first anniversary of the invasion. The current situation sounds quite discouraging for the […]

The Namibian farmers who invaded Ju/’hoansi lands with their cattle earlier this year are appealing to the High Court of Namibia to reverse the government’s decision to auction off their animals. The New Era, an official Namibian publication, reported last week that government lawyers recently wrote to Patrick Kauta, the attorney for the farmers, to […]