A win for gay rights in Botswana is a ‘step against the current’ in Africa

In a momentous case that prompted celebration among gay people and civil rights activists around the continent of Africa, Botswana’s High Court overturned laws that criminalized homosexuality.

Yet the ruling was delivered only weeks after the High Court of Kenya upheld laws that criminalize gay sex, underscoring the wide differences in how LGBT people are treated across Africa, where views have been shaped by religion, diverse governments and colonial history.



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