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Unmarried Burundi couples have until year end to legalise relationships

In May, President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a new law which the government says will "help protect women and create a more moral society."

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JOHANNESBURG - Unmarried couples in Burundi have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships through church or state registrations.

In May, President Pierre Nkurunziza signed a new law which the government says will "help protect women and create a more moral society."

Nkurunziza claims a legal document recognising marriage will help protect women and their children, especially on issues such as inheritance.

It's been reported mass weddings have been organised in the country as a way of enacting the president’s orders.

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