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Widows weep in 15 sub-Saharan countries

Some of the first research into the economics of widowhood in Africa has found plenty of evidence that discrimination is rampant.

‘‘Property grabbing is a continued problem for widows across sub-Saharan Africa,’’ said the author, Amber Peterman, a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the USA.

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