World Nov 24

Plane crashes into homes in Congo; at least 26 dead

A small plane crashed into homes shortly after takeoff Sunday in Congo’s eastern city of Goma, killing 26 people, including the aircraft’s passengers and crew, as well as residents on the ground, the government of the central African nation said.

World Jun 11

An activist holds up a rainbow flag to celebrate inside Botswana High Court in Gaborone on June 11, 2019. - Botswana's Court ruled on June 11 in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, handing down a landmark verdict greeted with joy by gay rights campaigners. Photo by Tshekiso Tebalo/AFP/Getty Images
Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case

Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing same-sex relations with up to seven years in prison.

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