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#Zimbabwe police drive out vendors in cleanup operation

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Minor scuffles broke out as Zimbabwean police made good on a pledge to drive vendors from the capital’s crowded sidewalks. Michael Chideme, Harare city council spokesman, said Wednesday was the first day of a cleanup drive that would continue until vendors set up shop only in …

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#Kenya legalizes polygamy enabling men to marry multiple wives

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial marriage bill legalising polygamy. It brings civil law, where a man was only allowed one wife, into line with customary law, where some cultures allow multiple partners. Controversy surrounded an amendment to the bill, supported by many male MPs, allowing …

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60% of #Zimbabwe think it’s OK to sleep with underage girls

Parliament was yesterday told that 58% of Zimbabweans interviewed during a baseline survey conducted by Plan International in Harare and Bulawayo did not see anything morally wrong with men bedding underage girls. BY VENERANDA LANGA The issue was disclosed before the Parliamentary Thematic Committee on Gender by Plan International gender …

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