Botswana
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Overview

Freedom of expression remained restricted. The government appealed against a groundbreaking High Court ruling decriminalizing consensual same sex relationships. Unemployment remained high at 17.7%, and with a Gini coefficient of 0.52, Botswana’s income inequality is one of the highest in the world.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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