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Matrilineal Custom Puts Cameroonian Widows in Limbo

Friday, June 8, 2012

It's not legal for property to flow to the son of the sister of the deceased. But that's the inheritance custom of one clan in Cameroon, where many people speak out against a system that can actually be worse for women than a patrilineal system.

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It's not legal for property to flow to the son of the sister of the deceased. But that's the inheritance custom of one clan in Cameroon, where many people speak out against a system that can actually be worse for women than a patrilineal system.



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Nakinti Nofuru reports for Global Press Institute's Cameroon News Desk. She covers stories ranging from health to politics to education.