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Botswana Appeal Court upholds ruling decriminalising gay sex

Botswana’s Appeal Court has upheld a 2019 landmark ruling decriminalising gay sex in the country. A five-judge bench unanimously ruled that the criminalisation of same-sex relationships violated the constitutional rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. In 2019, the
November 30, 2021

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi wins Botswana election

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has won a five-year term in elections which saw the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secure more than 50% of the seats in parliament , Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane has announced. “Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is elected
October 25, 2019

Second-biggest diamond in history found in Botswana

The second-biggest uncut diamond in history has been unearthed from a mine in Botswana. The 1,758-carat diamond, larger than a tennis ball, weighs close to 352 grams (12.42 ounces), Lucara said in a statement. The stone is second in size only to
April 26, 2019

Botswana joins call to end economic sanctions against Zimbabwe

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has expressed optimism that the West would end economic sanctions against Zimbabwe. Briefing journalists upon his arrival from the just-ended African Union summit late Tuesday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said Botswana endorsed a communique issued by the Southern African
February 13, 2019

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