The legal status of prostitution in Africa varies. While this act is illegal in some countries, others have no particular law.
Prostitution is frequently common in practice, partially driven by the widespread poverty in many sub-Saharan African countries and is said to be one of the drivers for the prevalence of AIDS.
That said, here are 10 nations where prostitutes freely go about their business in Africa following analyses by www.newzealandcasinos.io.
1 - Central African Republic
Prostitution is legal and common in the Central African Republic. Procuring or profiting off the prostitution of others is illegal, as is coercing people into prostitution. Punishment is a fine and up to one year in prison, or 5 years if the case involves a minor.
2 - DR Congo
In the DRC, prostitution is legal.However, the Congolese penal code punishes pimping, running a bawdy house or brothel, the exploitation of debauchery or prostitution, as well as forced prostitution. Activities that incite minors or promote the prostitution of others have been criminalised as well.
3 - Eritrea
It is legal to prostitute in Eritrea but with some regulations. Official figures state there are around 2,000 prostitutes in the country, who are not allowed to operate near schools, hospitals, and churches. According to the 2009 Human Rights Reports, security forces occasionally follow women engaged in prostitution and arrest those who had spent the night with a foreigner.
4 - Ethiopia
Prostitution is legal, but procuring (operating brothels, benefiting from prostitution, etc.) is illegal according to Article 634 of the Ethiopian Penal Code, as revised May 2005.
5 - Madagascar
Prostitution is legal and common, especially in tourist areas. Related activities such as soliciting, procuring, living off the earnings of prostitution or keeping a brothel are prohibited; while gambling on americancasinosites is legal.
6 - Algeria
Prostitution is legal here but most related activities such as brothel-keeping and solicitation are criminalised.
7 - Botswana
Prostitution in Botswana is not illegal per se, but laws such as public disorder, vagrancy, loitering and state recognised religious provisions are used to prosecute prostitutes.
8 - Lesotho
Prostitution in Lesotho is legal but solicitation and 3rd party involvement are criminalised by section 55 of the Penal Code.
9 - Namibia
Prostitution is legal and a highly prevalent common practice. Related activities such as solicitation, procuring and being involved in the running of a brothel are, however, illegal.
10 - Cape Verde
The practice is legal and commonplace. There are no prostitution laws on the islands except for those concerning trafficking and child prostitution.