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Former President Of Botswana Wants Homosexuality And Prostitution Decriminalized

Botswana ex-President Festus Mogae says the country decriminalise homosexuality and prostitution to prevent the spread of HIV

BBC News reports:

Mr Mogae, who heads the Botswana government-backed Aids Council, said it was difficult to promote safe sex when the two practices were illegal.

He also called for condoms to be distributed in prisons.

His views are controversial as many conservative Batswana frown upon homosexuality and prostitution.

Botswana has one of the highest HIV/Aids rates in the world – 17% of the population is HIV positive.

A government spokesman on HIV/Aids told the BBC homosexuality and prostitution would remain illlegal until the government concluded wide-ranging consultations to see whether there was a need to change the law.

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