Nigerian state raises tabs to curb divorces

Conservative state hopes that $300 fine will discourage some from divorcing their wives.

    If you live in the northern Nigerian state of Kano, it will cost you $300 to divorce your wife.

    The new law has been introduced to curb the rocketing divorce rate in the state.

    It is a lot of money in a place where most people get by on just $2 a day.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Kano, Nigeria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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