A polling officer explains the ballot paper to a voter at the Ntebogang Community Junior School polling station in Kanye, in Botswana. Photograph: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has been declared the winner of the African country’s general election, overcoming an opposition coalition backed(...)

An LGBT activist attends a court hearing in the Milimani high court in Nairobi, Kenya in February. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down. The ruling is a m(...)