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    Lawmakers approve castration as punishment for rape

    Lawmakers in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have approved surgical castration as punishment for those convicted of rap_ing children under the age of 14. State governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai needs to sign the bill for it to become law in the north-western state. He has previously supported castration to prevent rap_ists from re-offending. The move follows public outrage over a wave of…

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