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Sampa The Great celebrates music of African diaspora on ‘Bona’

Sampa The Great celebrates music of African diaspora on ‘Bona’

ARIA-Award winning, Zambian-born Botswana-raised poet and rapper, Sampa The Great has shared her newest single, Bona. The track is taken from her impending sophomore full-length album, As Above, So Below, arriving on September 9 via Loma Vista Recordings. Bona takes influence from the music Sampa heard as a child, while raised in Botswana. Produced by […]

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Same-gender relationships no longer criminalised in Botswana

Same-gender relationships no longer criminalised in Botswana

Same-gender relationships are no longer criminal in the African nation of Botswana, after the country’s court of appeals dismissed a case from the government. The appeal came after a 2019 ruling found laws legislating to punish individuals for being in same-gender relationships was unconstitutional saw pushback from the government, taking the ruling to the court […]

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Botswana’s High Court delays decision on gay sex

Botswana’s High Court delays decision on gay sex

Botswana’s High Court has postponed making a decision on a case challenging the country’s criminalisation of gay sex. The court is now expected to make a decision on 11th June. The court began hearing a case this week which challenged the nations ban on homosexual sex. Those caught having sex can face up to seven […]

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African states move to suspend UN LGBT expert

African states move to suspend UN LGBT expert

A group of African Nations is hoping to overturn a decision by the United Nations to appoint a special investigator to look into abuses of LGBTI people across the globe. Vitit Muntarbhorn, a respected law professor from Thailand has been appointed to the role. The coalition of African nations is arguing that the UN should […]

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Is the HIV Virus Evolving?

Is the HIV Virus Evolving?

A major Oxford University study shows that HIV’s capacity┬áto cause AIDS is slowing. ┬áThe paper suggests that the virus might be evolving becoming less fatal and aggressive as it adjusts to our immune system and therapies. The study across more than 2,000 women from Botswana and South Africa appears in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Gay in Africa – The Struggles of Living in Botswana

Gay in Africa – The Struggles of Living in Botswana

When Africa and homosexuality come up in the same sentence, there are often assumptions of extreme homophobia, imprisonment, and death. Although these labels can be correctly applied to various African countries (Cameroon, Uganda, Nigeria), it is worth nothing that South Africa is known for having progressive LGBT views, and a lot of African countries fall […]

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