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Man of 112 Weds Teen

An aged Somalian man has made a 17-year-old his sixth wife after a huge wedding celebration with hundreds of guests.

A man who claims to be 112-years-old has married a 17-year-old girl. Hundreds of people attended their wedding in Galguduud, central Somalia. The man, Ahmed Muhamed Dore, who already has 18 children by five wives, told the BBC that he would like to have further children with his newest wife. “Today God helped me realise my dream,” he said, adding “I didn’t force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love; and then we agreed to marry.” The BBC’s Mohamed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says the marriage in the town of Guriceel is being described by Somalian historians as the first of its kind in the Horn of Africa nation for over a century.


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