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Child Marriage in Darfur: Abu Shouk: (left to right) Sisters Nana and Zakia Abdulrahman Mohamed Ahmed. Nana, got married when she was only 13 years old, and had to stop going to the school. Zakia, was married in 2010, when she was only 17 years old. (Photo/Albert González Farran – UNAMID).

Average Marriage Age For Women In Selected African Countries, 2007

Women’s average age of marriage correlates roughly with national wealth – it is in the late twenties in rich countries like South Africa, Botswana and Tunisia, and in the late teens in Mozambique, Mali and Chad.