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Botswana pushes to legalize prostitution

For 15 years Thato Serite has made her living as a prostitute alongBotswana’s busiest highway, hired by truckers plying the main route to South Africa. The 35-year-old is an expert at dodging police patrols, but Botswana’s former president Festus Mogae wants to put an end to their cat-and-mouse game by legalising prostitution in hopes of bringing…

US trains activists to evade security forces

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is training thousands of cell phone and Internet pro-democracy campaigners worldwide to evade security forces in what it calls a “cat-and-mouse game” with authoritarian governments. The US government is sponsoring efforts to help activists in Arab and other countries gain access to technology that…