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African Union Commissioner Condemns Child Marriage

The African Union Commission launched a campaign against child marriage two years ago, and it's trying to make it a priority for the continent’s heads of state. The commissioner for social affairs, Sierra Leonean medical doctor Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, said figures from 2014 suggest about a third of African females marry before they are 18, and many at age 15 or younger. In some countries, he told journalists Thursday, up to 75 percent of females marry before they turn 18. "I...

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