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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4748292.stm

Sudan man forced to ‘marry’ goat

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his “wife”, after he
was caught having sex with the animal. The goat’s owner, Mr Alifi, said
he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders.
They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese
dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi. “We have given him the goat, and as far as we
know they are still together,” Mr Alifi said.

Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper
that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and
immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.
“When I asked him: ‘What are you doing there?’, he fell off the back of
the goat, so I captured and tied him up”. Mr Alifi then called elders
to decide how to deal with the case.

“They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay
a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife,” Mr Alifi told the
newspaper.