Northern Nigerian State weds 500 to stave off divorce

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Divorce rates in northern Nigeria are among the highest in West Africa with one in three marriages said to fail within the first three years. That is why the State Government of Kano has hosted a mass wedding ceremony for 250 divorcees, widows and young unmarried girls. That comes with a strict condition though. Organisers say the men who marry through this program will not be allowed to divorce their wives without permission from the state government. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from from Kano, Nigeria.

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