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BOTSWANA: Former President Calls For Legalization Of Homosexuality

After a year of nonstop bad news, finally a little bit of light from Africa, even if the reasoning isn't exactly what we'd like to hear.
Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, has said that homosexuality should be decriminalised to help tackle HIV rates. Speaking to the BBC’s Africa Network, Mr Mogae said that while he does not “understand” homosexuality, gays and lesbians should not be arrested. He said: “I don’t understand it [homosexuality]. I am a heterosexual. “I look at women. I don’t look at other men. But there are men who look at other men. These are citizens. “To protect them and their clients from being infected [with HIV], you have to assist them to protect themselves. I don’t think by arresting them you help them.

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