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Botswana Bushmen Resume Court Fight Over Evictions

Botswana's San Bushmen have returned to court to fight their eviction by the government from what they say is their ancestral land in the Kalahari Desert.

After a three-month break, lawyers for the San Bushmen and state prosecutors resumed arguments Wednesday at the High Court in the southern city of Lobatse.

The San say Botswana's government violated the constitution when it ordered the group to leave their reservation three years ago.

But the government says it moved the San to government-established villages because it was too expensive to provide water, health care, and other services on the reserve.

Some human rights groups accuse the Botswana government of resettling the San to mine the land for diamonds.

Some information provided by Reuters and AFP.