July 2, 2015 - A female traditional leader in the southern African nation of Malawi has confronted the practice of child marriage by annulling 300 of these marriages and sending the children to school.

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June 23, 2015 - The broader African and international lobby against child marriage and other harmful traditional practices has grown tremendously in recent years. Its political clout is being felt right down to the grassroots level with positive outcomes.

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PRETORIA, 12 June 2015 - As the country prepares to mark the Day of the African Child, the African Union has estimated that 58 million young women in developing countries have been married off before their 18th birthday.

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KANO, 20 May 2015 - The murder charges against a 15-year old girl, Wasila Tasi'u, who killed her 35-year old husband, Umar Sani, and four others, have been dropped by prosecutors at a Kano State high court.

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Monday, 20 April 2015 07:43

MALAWI officially bans child marriages

BLANTYRE, 15 April 2015 - Malawian President Peter Mutharika has signed into law a ban on child marriages, parliament announced on Wednesday, two months after lawmakers passed a bill raising the marrying age to 18.

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25 March, 2015 - Customary practices such as ukuthwala should not be used as criminal defence in cases of rape and abuse of women and children.

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LONDON, 24 March 2015 - Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional.

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ADDIS ABABA, 18 March 2015 - The Government of the Republic of Niger has announced it plans to host the First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa.

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DORI, 03 March 2015 - “Ending child marriage requires multi sectorial platforms to create synergy between activities and to capitalise on results,” says His Excellency, Colonel Isaac Zida, Prime minister of Burkina Faso.

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LONDON, 17 February 2015 - Malawi has passed a law banning child marriage, raising the minimum age to 18 in a country where half of girls end up as child brides.

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