Tag Archives: Social institutions

27Nov/15

Number of African child brides to soar by 2050 as population grows: U.N.

In a new report released by U.N. Children’s Agency (UNICEF), the organisation warns that the number of child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050, if current practices continue. Just over one in three African girls marry before the age of 18, most commonly in poor, rural families which often receive a bride price or dowry in exchange for their daughter.

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24Aug/15

Florida State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton says he committed no crime on the cheating website, Ashley Madison, and will not resign

Florida State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton says he committed no crime on the Ashley Madison infidelity website and will not resign his post.

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15Mar/15

Indian bride calls off wedding as groom fails maths test

An Indian bride walks out of her arranged wedding after the groom fails to solve a simple mathematics problem in northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

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