5 African countries with the highest rates of child marriages

Nduta Waweru Dec 8, 2018 at 01:00pm

December 08, 2018 at 01:00 pm | Women

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

December 08, 2018 at 01:00 pm | Women

Burkina Faso

With 52 per cent of girls getting married before they turn 18, Burkina Faso is the fourth African country on the list.  In a country where the age of marriage is 17 years, the drivers of child marriages include poverty, tradition and lack of education.

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