Kalahari Bushmen journey to Britain

September 28, 2004

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Two Kalahari Bushmen are making a dramatic journey to Britain on an urgent mission to save their people from extinction. The two leaders will be in London from 29 September to 5 October. They want to publicise the Botswana government's eviction of their people from their ancestral land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, and their desperate struggle to return home. Roy Sesana and Jumanda Gakelebone, from the Bushman organisation First People of the Kalahari, will appear at the following events:

Press conference:
Thursday 30 September, 11 am. At Survival International, 6 Charterhouse Buildings, London EC1M 7ET. For more information contact Miriam Ross on 020 7687 8734 or on email at: [email protected]

Public Meeting:
Thursday 30 September, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1. Tube: Euston/Euston Square. Entrance free. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Email [email protected] or call 020 7687 8700.

'Fighting for the Kalahari'
– Talk at Royal Society of Arts: Monday 4 October, 6.30pm. For information and tickets visit https://www.rsa.org.uk/events or call 020 7451 6868.

Tuesday 5 October
12 noon – 12.40pm: Outside Botswana High Commission, 6 Stratford Place, London (Bond Street tube)
1pm – 1.40pm: Outside De Beers shop, on corner of Old Bond Street and Piccadilly

Roy Sesana and Jumanda Gakelebone will be available for interview
between 29 September and 5 October. Please ring Miriam Ross on (020) 7687 8734 or email [email protected]

Photos, biographies and Betacam footage available.

View Related Material for more information on the Bushmen.

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