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In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights
In Botswana reserve, Bushmen still being deprived of rights

Late at night in the Kalahari Desert, a little more than a decade ago, the clouds drew together like rippled crocodile skin, and the Bushmen, led by an old man named Kexla Sanao, danced on the cool sand. Sanao shook his body and stamped his feet, rhythmically mimicking the movement of the bush creatures he had lived with all his life. An old woman named Qoroxloo Duxee laughed at him. She told me she wasn't afraid to live among the lions or hyenas in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve of Botswana. Sanao's people were fighting for their right to exist after being evicted in 2002 by the Botswanan government from the reserve. Authorities had sealed their wells, leaving them...

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