A.U. Commissioner Calls Child Marriage ‘Harmful Traditional Practice’
VOA News: African Union Commissioner Condemns Child Marriage
“The African Union Commission launched a campaign against child marriage two years ago, and it’s trying to make it a priority for the continent’s heads of state. The commissioner for social affairs, Sierra Leonean medical doctor Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, said figures from 2014 suggest about a third of African females marry before they are 18, and many at age 15 or younger. … ‘I think child marriage is sitting at the top of the table when you’re talking about harmful traditional practices,’ he said at an A.U. summit in Kigali…” (Long, 7/15).