A colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality has been overruled in Botswana, this new law will guarantee equality, liberty, and dignity for the LGBTG community.
The quest for authorisation of homosexuality in the country was kicked off by a 24-year-old university student who argued that the society had changed and homosexuality was more accepted.
Botswana is the latest country in Africa to decriminalize same-sex relations, following Angola’s decriminalization in January, Seychelles in June 2016, Mozambique in June 2015, Sao Tome, and Lesotho in 2012.
However, It is still largely frowned upon in Africa has it still remains illegal in 36 African states.
Some Africa is the only country that legalises gay marriage while countries like Somalia and Sudan punish same-sex relations by death, while in Nigeria it punishable by 14 years imprisonment.