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Diamond exploitation may be forever, but anger grows

Diamond exploitation may be forever, but anger grows Despite the diamond magnates’ profits, the shine is coming off exploitation, writes Botswanan socialist Motsomi Marobela

The guilty secrets of the British Empire exposed in newly released documents

The guilty secrets of the British Empire exposed in newly released documents The government has been forced to release secret colonial documents it claimed were lost. Ken Olende examines the evidence of Britain’s imperial crimes

Botswana mass strike suspended - but some workers stay out

Unions have suspended the public sector strike in Botswana in southern Africa after eight weeks.

Botswana strike escalates as government sacks 'essential' workers

The mass public sector strike in Botswana, southern Africa, escalated on Tuesday when the government sacked health workers in "essential" services.

All out strike in Botswana

The ten-day public sector strike paralysing Botswana in southern Africa has been extended indefinitely.

Botswana shut down by first mass strike

A strike by more than 90,000 government workers has paralysed Botswana in southern Africa for more than a week.

Public sector strike paralyses Botswana

21 April 2011
A strike by tens of thousands of government workers has paralysed Botswana in southern Africa since Monday.

Resisting the new ‘scramble for Africa’ in Botswana

04 September 2007
Some 300 people held an angry demonstration recently in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, against plans to build a major US military base and a new "spy" bill.

Victory for Kalahari Bushmen

16 December 2006
On Wednesday 13 December, the Basarwa (Bushmen) of the Kalahari in Botswana celebrated a tremendous victory. After a two-year long court struggle the Botswana High Court ruled in favour of Roy Sesana, the leader of the Basarwa human rights organisation First People of the Kalahari (FPK) and close to 200 other Basarwa, that they were unlawfully forced off their ancestral land.

Kalahari Bushmen driven off their land

01 October 2005
Protesters gathered last week outside the De Beers diamond shop in London in solidarity with the Kalahari Bushmen in Botswana, southern Africa.

Bushmen's rights ignored by mining company in Botswana

02 April 2005
The Gana and Gwi Bushmen have launched an appeal against attacks by the government of Botswana in southern Africa, and the mining corporations.

Strike against the diamond empire

11 September 2004
DIAMOND MINE workers in Botswana, southern Africa, have been fighting a bitter battle over wages which has seen mass dismissals, forced evictions—and great solidarity.

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