Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Experts hope the move could have a ripple effect on the 26 other African nations where the practice remains prevalent.

Well done, Nigeria. Sounds like it wasn’t easy:

“It was only passed this week, in the final days of the Jonathan presidency… ‘It took a lame duck president and lame duck legislators who don’t have to face voters to undertake something that goes that much against the cultural norms or practices.’”