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JUL 02, 2013 - The Guardian

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Widows in Cameroon: 'They should be free to live their lives'

The death of a husband means stigma, destitution and abuse for many of the world's poorest widows. Bim Adewunmi visits a pioneering project in Cameroon trying to turn around 500-year-old traditionsHajaratou Chanteh's eyes are wet and her voice is trembling as she talks about her battle with the family of her late husband. Following his death 16 years ago, they took all his possessions and denied her access to the house they had shared with their children. Since then, she has been trying to claim her rightful inheritance, while shouldering the burden of raising their children with the meagre ... Read More

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