From what I've been reading, all the evidence points to the fact that the Botswana government is attempting to displace indigenous Bushmen from ancestral lands in order to get access to diamond mining rights. After much government resistance, torture, admitted lies and delay, the court case by the Bushmen Gana and Gwi tribes to prevent their evictions restarts on Monday.
An international campaign is gathering steam to persuade diamond giant de Beers, the corporate beneficiary of the mining rights, to back off from a deal whose cost includes the eviction of these Kalahari bushmen. One by one, the models de Beers has hired to be the "face" of their diamond sales, have withdrawn from or refused offers representing de Beers.
The campaign is being spearheaded by UK-based charity Survival International, formed to "help tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures." According to their web site, they have been helping the Bushmen since 1976.
Survival is currently targeting US jewellery designer Neil Lane who has been hired by De Beers to create a signature collection of diamonds to coincide with the November opening of the De Beers store in Beverley Hills.
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