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to be curious minds. do it yourself networkers. subscribers and don't miss our. language courses. video and audio. media. this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes in landmark ruling on a reason to celebrate its one assassin was that's right he is no longer a crime so how does this feel. also coming out of a crowded under-funded they go inside a huge prison in one area the inmates with little hope for the future and the mob
trying to prepare them for life to look up to. the judea is the name you're welcome to the show it was all tears of joy in major breakthrough in botswana as the country's high court's decriminalised almost sexuality activist said when the law jackman's was read out until today on the books one is anti gay laws offenders could be jailed for up to 70 is reading out their highly anticipated verdict the judge said sexual orientation is human it's not a question of fashion past making a strong case for human equality and nondiscrimination we'll be talking to one activist in a moment but let's take a look at the daily hardship that face force one as the gay community. today's
judgment matters to touch again see more than most and we are corrupt botswana's 1st gay rights organization he hopes this will be a defining moment seeing homosexuals treated equally in every decent to a nation's. cause then serious is that we require men that somnus is their not our will and even good government has been holding be those negative comments seem to you so we want to be free to access to these services through the charity leg of bebo tata when the team fight for l.g.b. to write and provide vital support to the country's pascha q-tip gay community he has some encouragement for others struggling with their own sense of self-worth. that will have to be everybody deserves to be hip in the way they should embrace when the. accept it as it is because if you
don't as accept yourself there's no how the community can accept you after today perhaps society's acceptance will now come a little easier joining me now from what's one of our governor on is. brilliant cody brilliant nice to have you here now you were in accords room when the ruling was made exactly what was going through your mind at the moment. i was going through a lot of mixed emotions i was really in she has to make high end you want to know what this is the sites and when this is the i'm all when they're quote who. i are we're us trucks and as well as excited at the same time so i must say it really was a day off mixed emotions but mostly excitement. now what does this ruling means to
the community in botswana this ruling means so much to us this ruling means that finally now i'm trio. we feel confident as well because now they think that there are actual you dust up white house trust that's on his then boss curfew dense not that i had to retreat to not see out more. we're going to feel as the quote is like an ordinary adam what's on we actually know that what the net was on. who are now in more than half of. the $54.00 african countries homosexuality is still illegal what do you envisage for the future of the l.g. v.t.i. q community especially after the news that you've had today. what i envision is us. history quests for
a long time taken away from us or that for a long time what's kept this secret from us because i also would just stand at home or sexuality is very much you know. it's like. i'm a sick child it is very much i think can and it's about time that now we busy actually. read game this and continue from the way when we were crossed arching will yes. now you sort of set of bits for my final question was because many people would say homosexuality on african but you see it is african after all if i was i what your position is. it is it is it is in the ditch and it's about time we created you get out of commission and the city didn't really think that for a long time busy has been kept away from us so the terrorist only now. tens of you
know that also didn't lead to a fight and how the future looks like and. this is only had it not ok brilliance cody swan is capital gaborone. activist thanks for your time. now to a story about correctional services for teenagers in nigeria thousands are in prison for us awaiting trial and many prisons are overcrowded cameras are usually not welcome there but my colleague funny for you see the access to the correctional facility for juvenile offenders. in ogun states take a look. there as young as 14 juvenile offenders briefly allowed outside the facility and under close watch we met one of them we will call him ty he's cutting back we his stories all too common.
reporters are usually not. in prisons they are known for being notoriously overcrowded we are given a rare access by a guidance counsellor who works at the facility he wants the conditions to improve this juvenile prison was built for 200 inmates it currently holds almost twice that number the facility is moment for such people useful if they feel both people will want to keep for me definitely a time stamp on the movie joints of the economy gets that means there is very little space 35 people share this cell they call their hostel and just one shower. so it's clearly overcrowded yes is it on your policy for you know. that it's. harder and there is not much to do not enough teachers lack of adequate locational training to prepare for a life outside what they miss the most is something else. here 3
they are men tells me has been locked up for a year for drug related crime others are here for rape or some petty crime the goal is to make them better nigerians but the government's resources are stretched. use of shows me the library it's too small and is in need of renovation the school books are outdated. it's. like a vicious circle because if you don't good need to be doing china to an audience of positive news it's true do one delegation that means once released many end up hanging out on the street and getting involved in crime again but today should be about positivity where the government's efforts fall short and seek to fill the gap brett is the. given out to $385.00 students is.
the special day because music these days is supposed to be about. to restore. children. guest speakers are here as part of a private initiative to reform prisons in nigeria 1st stop a well known fitness trainer. and with the. he tells the students they can become anything they want it's not too late words of encouragement they seldom hear and seldom believe the world outside is also grim nigeria's youth unemployment rate is one of the highest in the ruled so it's all too likely that after they have served their time here the teenagers will resume their old ways with their old friends and risk being locked up again. i'm joined by and in warren who is
a state court made software and dream again prison and you'd foundation in nigeria they prefer children and teenagers for life after prison hello and thanks for your time is the nigerian government feeling it's just delinquents thank you so much. thank you for having me. the government needs to do more absolutely the government needs to be intentional about what she wants for the future of the young ones in one cheer because the crime for rate is increasing i mean that the rate of crime right now is on the increase and the juvenile offenses is becoming. so the government needs to do more the government has to put in policies needs to put in programs need to do a lot to call this offenses happening. we're talking about offenses but also one of the big situations is overcrowding what are the core of overcrowded juvenile prison facilities. the
caught the crowd in is the fact that the increase in crime rates keeps increasing and doors are we to try ows need to be attended to speedily the government needs to do all they can to make sure that the young ones the young offenders who are awaiting trials should be attending to instead of just kept there for a very long period of time without being attended to and then the poverty rate also is on the increase and family instability leads to this overcrowding happening right now in the facilities because a lot of the children are going into crimes and it's like it's a combination of many different factors that can make this situation better now while they are in prison go on yes those in prison be better managed by the government and other stakeholders there's a lot of blame on the. well how can we manage this better.
well they can manage it by putting a lot of programs to create awareness so the young offenders know the consequences of what they actually going into so what they can do is make sure they put in more programs to create awareness of consequences for these crimes and let them understand that i mean none of them will be spared eve they go into such then also they can create a lego system that cannot tend to cases on ground that might not need to pend for that long at the facilities and also create an after all welfare for those who might have been convicted one ok you know how to reintegrate them back into society thank you very much any. solutions that modern state court needs to endanger people having a thank you thank you. for not from to use africa cards for last stories on our website on the facebook page. decriminalizing with sexuality we leave you now with
and a composer who gets her inspiration from nothing more than a chat. but we begin with german photographer your coal vest who was living the high life 1st as a male model and then as a top fashion photographer until 8 years ago when he was asked to photograph his holiness the dalai lama joining his visit to germany getting to know him best promised a visit to bet and highlight the problems facing the country then he went on to the amazon to help the indigenous tribes that and now he's using his photographic skills to promote heroes of the sea. environmental photographer york slate his project draws attention to the state of our oceans with shocking results. this is not an island but a mountain of plastic.