Homosexuality decriminalized in Botswana

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    Homosexuality in Botswana has been decriminalized in what is being described as a landmark decision for campaigners.

    According to the BBC, the laws that imposed up to seven years in prison for same-sex relationships were rejected by the High Court which stated that they were unconstitutional.

    Angola, Mozambique and the Seychelles have all scrapped anti-homosexuality laws in recent years.

    The law has been in place since 1965 when it was brought in by the colonial British government.

    The case was brought to court by a student who argued society had changed and homosexuality was more widely accepted.

    Activists welcomed the decision and described it as a significant step for gay rights on the African continent.