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Rebeccah, a Masai girl and near-victim of FGM from Kajiado, Kenya. She escaped the cut. (Photo/ Flickr/ Rajmund Dabrowski/ ANN)

On World Anti-FGM Day: Declining Rates, Plus The Strange Story Of Liberia And Sierra Leone

Liberia and Sierra Leone do not have any explicit national laws banning FGM/C, yet managed to record some of the biggest declines in prevalence among the countries that practice it.


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It Seems Money Brings Africa More Joy Than Good Sex

Some of the ‘happiest’ countries in Africa also have high FGM rates, they score badly on representation of women in politics, and female folk tend to be treated badly in these countries. A contradiction?