The Botswanan Government granted concessions for mineral exploration to diamond companies over an area encompassing the entire ancestral territories of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen, living in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The majority of the Bushmen were forced to re-locate, and denounced the threats, persecution and torture they suffered. The bushmens main borehole was cut off so as to forcibly evict them. Despite a ruling by the Botswanan high court in 2006 that the eviction was unlawful, the borehole remained closed and the judge dismissed their case to access water inside the reserve in 2010. Finally in January 2011 Botswanas Court of Appeal overturned the decision and condemned the governments degrading treatment of the Bushmen. The diamond project, valued at 3.3 billion dollars, remained on hold until 2014. In September 2014, opened the Ghaghoo diamond mine.