African Commission advices Botswana to grant the FPK access to water

source: Sunday Standard
by Kagiso Madibana
30-08-2010

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has urged the government of Botswana to allow the First People of the Kalahari (FPK) access to water as a denial of such a basic right is a violation of one of the rights contained in the African Charter.

The Commission said on their website that government’s refusal to allow the Bushmen to use their existing borehole at Mothomelo can only be interpreted as a clear sign that it is determined to continue what is perceived as a policy of keeping the Bushmen from returning home.

The African Commission, which reports concern over the situation facing the FPK, is an organ mandated by [continue reading]

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