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Fruit Vendor and Confession Days

home: She winced as she recalled his confession days later of being involved with a student.article continues below Trending Stories Hot Dog Water returns in protest to Vancouver's 'In Goop Health' wellness summit Victoria mom desperate for second kidney after heartbreaking transplant result Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history Chinatown Transformation Team aims to sustain the neighbourhood's living heritage My fear is I am home settled, being faithful to an unfaithful man, but who knows what kind of disease he will carry for me home the 27-year-old fruit vendor in Uganda's capital told The Associated Press, according to Vancouver Courier. She is not alone. When she confronted him, he beat her like an animal and briefly kicked her out, she said. Millions of women across sub-Saharan Africa are still living in the complex relationships of polygamy, a centuries-old practice once the norm among African men seeking large families to cultivate the land. Campaigners urge governments to enact laws that protect women's dignity and reject any religious argument for polygamy, saying the practice shackles women and often worsens the risk of disease and poverty. According to the United Nations, which opposes the practice, polygamy was legal or generally accepted in 33 countries, 25 of them in Africa, as of 2009. ( As reported in the news.