Botswana's top court votes to decriminalize homosexuality
Gay pride flag. Photo: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images
In a landmark ruling, Botswana's High Court rejected a 54-year-old colonial law that could imprison those in same-sex relationships for up to 7 years, BBC reports.
The big picture: Across Africa, many countries still criminalize homosexuality and same-sex relationships — for example, last month, Kenya's top court upheld a similar set of laws. However, some African nations have moved to on a path toward decriminalizing homosexuality in recent years, like Angola, Mozambique and the Seychelles.