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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Burkina Faso first lady speaks out

November 09, 2009 By France24 African countries must work harder to ban female genital mutilation, Chantal Compoare, the first lady of Burkina Faso, said on Monday.

"I call on all African states to cooperate on all levels in order to speed up the elimination of the practice of female genital mutilation," Compoare told delegates at an international conference on the subject.