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Single Men Protest Over Exorbitant Bride Prices

Dozens of Somali Single men are pictured in the protest that was said to have taken place at Mansoor hotel in Hargeisa in Northwestern Somalia over hike in bride prices.

In January this year, BBC reported that extravagant weddings had been banned in a Somali town to prevent migration.

The Commissioner of Beled Hawa, Mohamud Hayd Osman said Islamic teaching indicate that getting married should be cheap hence limiting the number of goats to be slaughtered during the festivities to three and a maximum of $150 (N66,000) for dowry.

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However, the rule only applies to residents of Beled Hawa hence the protest in Hargeisa to have the city impose similar laws protecting young men from extortion by brides’ parents.

The photos which have gone viral elicited mixed reactions from social media users.

See Photos of Somali men holding placards that they are still single due to inflated dowry below:

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