Goverment nullifies refund of bride price after a marriage is dissolved

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In some countries in Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa, a man often pays a price to a woman’s family to have her hand in marriage. The “bride price” could be refunded to the groom in some societies if the marriage fails. CCTV’s Isabel Nakirya filed this report.

Goverment nullifies refund of bride price after a marriage is dissolved

In some countries in Asia, the Pacific Islands and Africa, a man often pays a price to a woman's family to have her hand in marriage. The "bride price" could be refunded to the groom in some societies if the marriage fails. CCTV's Isabel Nakirya filed this report.

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  • The bride price in Uganda will now be voluntary and a refund can not be asked for when a marriage breaks up.
  • In Uganda, a groom is often required to give a sum of money or range of goods to a bride’s family.