‘I couldn’t afford a Christian burial for my wife’ BBC Africa

Burying the dead in eastern Nigeria has always been a contentious issue.
Unlike the majority Islamic north, in the predominantly Christian region in the east, families often have a difficult time burying their dead, as the process tends to be very expensive and the pressure of cultural norms means that a lot is expected from people who are grieving.

Now there is a public outcry against a culture where religious and cultural institutions tax families before allowing them to bury their dead.

Produced by Olivia Ndubuisi

Filmed by Nnamdi Agbanelo

Edited by Yadeta Berhanu


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  • Title: ‘I couldn’t afford a Christian burial for my wife’ BBC Africa
  • Author: BBC News Africa
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  • Upload Date: 2021-09-29 15:37:22
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