Question: Do Ethiopian women marry foreigners?

Addis Ababa, April 1, 2011 (Ezega.com) - It has become much more common today than it was in the past for Ethiopian women and men to marry foreign nationals. There werent as many foreigners on the streets of Addis Ababa at that time and to be seen with one was almost enough to be labelled as prostitute.

Can foreigners get married in Ethiopia?

In Customary marriage, husband and wife can be nationals or foreigners. The marriage will be accepted only if there is no objection from family members, relatives or any other person who states a lawful obstacle in the marriage.

In which country Polygamy is legal?

Well, in countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia, polygamy is valid and is legal only for Muslims. While in countries like Algeria, Egypt, Cameroon, polygamy still has recognition and is in practice. These are the few places where polygamy is legal even today.

Can foreigners own property in Ethiopia?

Foreigners may not own freehold land in Ethiopia. Ethiopian citizens may own land in freehold. However, most of the land is only available on leases. Foreigners can acquire an interest in Improved Property with a lease with terms of between 33 and 99 years.

18 Although the Ethiopian constitution explicitly states that “marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses” and the minimum legal age for marriage is 18 for both boys and girls, the laws are not always enforced.

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