by Fredrick Ngugi, at 12:00 pm, January 05, 2017, Features

5 Dangerous African Traditions That Should Be Dropped

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A young African girl undergoing Female Genital Mutilation. Photo Credit: Jambo News Spot

Female Genital Mutilation

While many African countries have outlawed it, female genital mutilation (FGM) is still being practiced by many African communities. In Kenya, some communities perform FGM as a rite of passage. The practice involves cutting off of a girl’s clitoris, which leaves her with permanent vaginal deformities.

It is estimated that hundreds of girls in Africa die annually while undergoing the cut. Medical experts also claim that FGM alters a woman’s sex life and can cause serious problems when giving birth.

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