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June 17, 1988 | Reuters
A government decision to fix the bride price at three hoes instead of the traditional cow has caused outrage in Rwanda and could be reversed by a national congress of the ruling party later this month. "Three hoes is devaluing a young girl," grumble mothers with daughters of marriageable age in Kigali, the capital. "Three hoes are worth less than a basket of bananas," one old man in this small Central African country protested.
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June 17, 1988 | Reuters
A government decision to fix the bride price at three hoes instead of the traditional cow has caused outrage in Rwanda and could be reversed by a national congress of the ruling party later this month. "Three hoes is devaluing a young girl," grumble mothers with daughters of marriageable age in Kigali, the capital. "Three hoes are worth less than a basket of bananas," one old man in this small Central African country protested.
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