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30 Unusual Laws from Around Africa That Actually Exist

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25 Unusual Laws from Around Africa, That Will Make Your Eyes Pop

Africa has some of the most dumb laws in the world. Here are some of the most bizarre laws around Africa.

30 Unusual Laws from Around Africa That Actually Exist

South Africa

It is against the law to purchase a television, without obtaining a license beforehand, in South Africa.

Chad

It is against the law to take photographs in the country of Chad, unless a permit has been obtained beforehand.

Sudan

It is against the law for men and women to sit together, without a chaperone, in Sudan.

In Sudan, if you help someone that was injured in an accident, and they die while you are trying to help them, you can be charged and legally are partially responsible for their death.

In Sudan, women can be publicly whipped for being the victim of rape.

Kenya

According to KenyaPrevention of Cruelty of Animals Act
To slaughter an animal in the presence of another is illegal in Kenya.

It is illegal to organize animal fights in Kenya

It is an offence to poison animals, except rats, mice and other vermin.

Ghana

It is illegal for a civilian to tint the glass of his car in Ghana.

It is illegal to take pictures of some buildings in Ghana like the seat of government and military base.

Morocco

It is against the law to have sexual intercourse with anyone that you are not married to, in Morocco.

It is against the law to discuss Jesus Christ with any citizens of Morocco.

It is against the kaw to gly a drone in Morocco without a special license from the Moroccan Civil Aviation Authority

It is against the law for anyone to have a copy of the Holy Bible in Arabic in Morocco. This is to prevent people from trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

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Egypt

You can be imprisoned for not voting in Egypt.

In Egypt, it is against the law to attempt to convince citizens to convert to Christianity.

In Egypt, a rapist can avoid being imprisoned, by marrying the woman that he raped.

Public displays of affection are illegal in Egypt.

Swaziland/Eswatini

it is illegal to wear mini skirts or tops which expose part of their stomach in Eswatini

30 Unusual Laws from Around Africa That Actually Exist

Nigeria

It is illegal to smoke in public places in Nigeria
Public places where smoking is prohibited by law in Nigeria include: child care facilities, educational facilities, health care facilities, playgrounds/amusement parks, public parks (gardens), stadia, restaurants/bars, public transportation parks and plazas.

Section 9 of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act 2015 stipulates that offenders, once convicted, are liable to a fine of not less than N50,000 or not less than six months’ imprisonment, or both.

Sierra Leone

Group jogging on the streets of Sierra Leone is illegal.
It was banned on the grounds that it encouraged disruptive behaviour.

Zimbabwe

It is against the law for citizens to make offensive gestures at a passing state motorcade in Zimbabwe.

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Tanzania

In Tanzania it is illegal to the collect, analyse, and disseminate any data on the country without first obtaining authorization from the country’s chief statistician.

In Tanzania it is illegal for female legislators to wear fake eyelashes, nails to the parliament.

Uganda

It is criminal for female civil servants to appear at the work place in sleeveless tops, and in tight fitting dresses and skirts.

Female Civil Servants are banned from wearing the things listed below

Tinted or bright coloured hair, braids and hair extension

Flat shoes

Blouses that expose cleavage

Dresses and skirts above the knees

Long nails with more than three centre metres, bright nail polish or multicolored nails

Too much make up



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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