Southern Africa

Liberia: Laurent Delahousse urged authorities to allow same-sex marriage


The European Union’s representative in Liberia, Laurent Delahousse, has called on the Liberian authorities to “take immediate action to issue an executive order” banning female genital mutilation and other harmful traditional practices. Speaking at a human rights forum, the EU envoy also asked the government to relax laws that he …

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Botswana: President suspends health official for Covid violation

Sethomo Lelatisitswe

Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi has suspended the assistant minister for health. He is blamed for attending a tombstone unveiling ceremony for his late father, in breach of Covid regulations that ban public gatherings. His family was unveiling their father’s tombstone as their mother took off the mourning dress as required …

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