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Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

Sudan’s highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalising female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced. The sovereign council, comprising military and civilian figures, approved a series of laws including criminalisation of the age-old practice known as FGM or genital cutting that “undermines the dignity of women”, the
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Gynecologist wants gov’t to formulate laws to curb Female Genital Mutilation

Dr Sesan Oluwasola, a Gynecologist at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Thursday, urged government to formulate laws that would curb the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria. Oluwasola made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as the world commemorates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for
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12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

The police have arrested parents of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl who died after undergoing genital mutilation. The doctor who performed the procedure was also arrested. According to Ghanaweb, the 12-year-old girl died in the Assiut governance of Upper Egypt last week due to complications she suffered after a retired doctor removed part of her genitals,
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