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| Some links to information
about the !Kung. The !Kung is a name given to several tribes among
the wider San people, who almost all live or lived until recently by hunting
and gathering, as well as foraging. Colonial Europeans called the San "bushmen."
In Botswana (language: Setswana) they were know as "Lesarwa" and "Masarwa" (Bushman),
and in modern usage "Mosarwa" and "Basarwa". They are a group
of tribal people who live in Southern Africa. The movie "The Gods Must
be Crazy" features the !Kung.
The Kung! live in the Kalahari Desert which ranges over several countries in southern Africa. Another place where some may have learned about the !Kung are from The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series written by Alexander McCall Smith. There are other links below:
|THIS IS AN ARTICLE FROM SURVIVAL
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Bushman supporters target Botswana investors conference
27 Jun 2006
Supporters of the Central Kalahari Bushmen protested outside a conference for investors in Botswana held in London today.
The protestors wore the message, ‘Botswana: Let the Bushmen go home' in large letters across their T-shirts. They held banners and placards and handed leaflets to investors attending the conference.
The Gana and Gwi Bushmen have been evicted from their land, tortured, beaten and arrested for hunting to feed their families.
Survival's director Stephen Corry said today, ‘The Botswana government's wilful destruction of the Bushmen has tarnished the country's image around the world. This shameful affair is increasingly putting off companies which might otherwise be keen to invest. It is the people of Botswana who are paying for the government's stubborn refusal to re-think its destruction of the central Kalahari Bushmen.'
The conference, sponsored by the Financial Times newspaper, was billed as focusing on Botswana's tourism, mining, financial services and ICT sectors, among other areas. Speakers included Botswana government ministers and executives from De Beers, the company which holds a diamond deposit under licence on Bushman land.
To see pictures of the protest click here
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