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Friday, September 27, 2013

Holidaymakers urged to boycott Botswana

Bushmen at Haina Kalahari Lodge
Tourists have been urged to avoid Botswana in protest at the alleged mistreatment of the country's Bushmen.

By Jolyon Attwooll
3:37PM BST 26 Sep 2013

Survival International, which supports the rights of tribal groups around the world, accused the Botswana government of thwarting attempts to restore the Bushmen's free access to their ancestral homeland.

In a press release, it said the government’s behaviour on the issue was “disgraceful”, reserving its harshest criticism for Ian Khama, the Botswana president. Stephen Corry, Survival’s director, described his treatment of the Bushmen as “illegal, inhuman and degrading.”

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