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Ozil marries in Istanbul, with Erdogan as best man.

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |  Former German international football Mesut Ozil was married in Istanbul on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his best man. The 30-year-old Ozil, who has Turkish family roots, sparked controversy last year when he was photographed with Erdogan, raising questions about the footballer’s loyalty …

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High court dissolves Mao’s marriage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Family Division has dissolved the marriage of Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party-DP President to Naomi Achieng Adong. Justice Godfrey Namundi dissolved the marriage in his judgment delivered on May 27th, 2019 on a petition filed by Achieng accusing Mao of cruelty …

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King Mswati III ‘marriage’ order is fake

eSwatini says fake polygamy story ‘insult’ to king and country Mbabane, eSwatini | AFP |  The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch who has 14 wives, had ordered men to have at least two marriages or face jail. …

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Fake wedding boom in Vietnam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vietnamese women looking to avoid the social stigma of having a child out of wedlock are increasingly turning to grooms-for-hire businesses that specialize in throwing fake weddings complete with fake grooms and guests for a hefty fee. The AFP in February featured a company …

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Woman divorces man over ‘rolex’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 30-year-old woman in Egypt recently filed for divorce from her 32-year old husband after only 40 days of marriage on grounds that he is so stingy that he refused to buy her a shawarma sandwich (sort of `rolex’) on their first and only …

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