Africa’s 7 most indigenous people facing extinction

Mildred Europa Taylor August 09, 2018

Africa's 7 most indigenous people facing extinction

The San people — Afrizim


Also known as Bushmen, these people of the Kalahari desert in Botswana have for over 20 years been evicted from their lands to make way for tourism and mining activities. Since they are considered a threat to wildlife, many of them have been evicted from their homes, their water supply has been cut off and they have been restricted from hunting.

The Central Kalahari game park is now a no-go area for them even though they have lived on the desert for years, meanwhile, the site is hosting one of the largest diamond mines in the world.

In 2006 the high court granted the Bushmen the right to return to their land, but as of 2016, the government was still enforcing a permit system.

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: August 9, 2018


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