Bushmen return to homeland

GABORONE - About 40 San Bushmen have returned to their ancestral homeland in Botswana after a court ruled that they were wrongly evicted by the government and could return.

GABORONE - About 40 San Bushmen have returned to their ancestral homeland in Botswana after a court ruled that they were wrongly evicted by the government and could return.

"A group of 40 Bushmen have managed to return to their homes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve at the weekend, despite a heavy police presence and attempts to persuade them to stay in the relocation camps," rights group Survival International said this week.

"All the Bushmen in the convoy were allowed into the reserve by wildlife guards at the gates." - Sapa-AFP

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