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One in four girls married before 18 in sub-Saharan Africa: UNICEF

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RUNDU, 16 JUN (NAMPA) – Africa has the highest rate of child marriage in the world where one in four girls in sub-Saharan Africa is married before the age of 18 years.
Celeste Feris of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said this during the International Day of the African Child celebration at the Rundu Stadium on Thursday.
“Today in Africa and around the world, 650 million girls and women have been married as children and over 200 million have been subjected to ...