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Card image 27 January 2023 GroundUp

Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return

100 houses allocated to victims of the Group Areas Act

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Card image 11 January 2023 Fair Planet

The forced eviction of Botswana’s indigenous people

Botswana's Bushmen community has been the victim of forceful evictions and discriminatory harassment.

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Card image 24 January 2022 DW

M23 rebel group leaves a trail of trauma in eastern Congo

Displaced survivors and witnesses of atrocities at the hands of the armed group M23, which is fighting the army in eastern Congo, have spoken with DW about their trauma as they seek to rebuild their lives.

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Card image 23 November 2022 The Conversation

M23: Four things you should know about the rebel group’s campaign in Rwanda-DRC conflict

Besides good equipment, M23 is fighting a well-organised conventional war in which it has intimidated the national army.

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Card image 25 January 2023 Afrik21

Should carbon offsetting continue at all?

Increasingly criticised by civil society organisations and the media around the world, forest carbon offsetting can play an important role in the current climate crisis. This is the message of the recent release by the Centre for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), which warns against abandoning forest carbon offsetting schemes such as REDD+.

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Card image 24 January 2023 GroundUp

Five years on, Marievale army base families still in limbo

The latest relocation plan has been rejected by some of the respondents

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Card image 24 January 2023 GroundUp

Perlemoen farm gives hope to West Coast community

Doring Bay Abalone, 37% owned by the community, produces about 60 tonnes of abalone per year, mostly to legally export to China.

Food security read more
Card image 24 January 2023 Reuters

Uganda unveils first commercial oil production drilling programme

Uganda on Tuesday commissioned the first of its four planned oil rigs and the start of drilling the first production well, a key milestone as the country races to meet its target of first oil output in 2025 after a long delay.

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Card image 15 December 2023 Daily Maverick

Canadian company exploring for oil in Namibia in credibility battle

ReconAfrica, a start-up oil exploration company with interests in Namibia and Botswana, is fighting for survival as its auditors resign, a cash crunch looms and a New York court battle with disgruntled investors comes to a head.

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Card image 20 January 2023 SALC

Botswana Court of Appeal to hear critical land case

20 January 2023, Gaborone – On Tuesday, 24 January 2023, the Botswana Court of Appeal will hear an appeal brought by the Attorney General and the Registrar of Deeds (Appellants)...

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Card image 23 January 2023 Engineering News

Agbiz calls for less loadshedding in areas under irrigation

Business organisation the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) has urged for less loadshedding in areas under irrigation and food-processing facilities. In crucial field crops, roughly 20% of maize, 15% of soybean, 34% of sugarcane and nearly half of the wheat production are produced under irrigation and these face severe challenges owing to persistently hot and dry conditions, coupled with constrained ability to irrigate. Fruits and vegetables also heavily rely on irrigation, and thus face similar challenges.

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Card image 22 January 2023 Daily Maverick

Botswana’s mining cadastre reveals hydrocarbon scramble in iconic Kalahari game reserve

There is a scramble for oil, gas and coal in Botswana, much of it centred on the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). After a flurry of reports about alleged fracking plans in the park several years ago, this drive has been underreported recently, with attention diverted to such activities elsewhere in the country.

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Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return https://www.groundup.org.za/article/forcibly-removed-60-years-ago-simons-town-land-claimants-return/

Botswana's Bushmen community has been the victim of forceful evictions and discriminatory harassment. https://www.fairplanet.org/story/the-forced-eviction-of-botswanas-indigenous-people/

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