A civil service strike in Botswana closes many hospitals.
A panel of judges in Botswana postpone a ruling on a case brought by the government to overturn the 2019 decriminalization of homosexuality in the country. Prior to being decriminalized, gay sex was punishable by up to seven years' imprisonment.
A study by Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, and headed by geneticist Vanessa Hayes, pinpoints the Okavango region in northern Botswana as the origin of modern humans. Other scientists express skepticism at this, particularly at the study's primary evidence coming from mitochondrial DNA.
Kenyan police arrest "Daily Nation" senior reporter John Ngirachu who wrote about corruption at the Interior Ministry. Reports alleging outrageous spending by civil servants has raised pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta.