INTERACTIVE: The age of consent for sex in Africa

2015-06-12 13:54

Recent reports say the courts in Zimbabwe are increasingly treating the age of consent as 12. 

Several Zimbabwean mothers and activists have taken to social media to express their "disgust" and to insist that girls aged between 12 and 16 should not be judged capable of consenting to sex. 

While some African countries like Angola legally have the age of consent as 12, others, such as Sudan and Libya, require individuals to be married. 

- What do you think? Send us your views on the age of consent.

Below is a map of the official age of consent in each African country:

Click on a country to find out more information

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  child abuse

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