Sudan Criminalizes Female Genital Mutilation

The government says a special article will be added to the country's criminal law to criminalise female genital mutilation.The new law will make such actions punishable by three years in jail. Campaigners say the move have ushered in a "new era" for women's rights in the country.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practised on women and girls in some tribes in Africa.

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