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Boys die after circumcision rituals in South Africa

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Thousands of boys from the Eastern Cape undergo circumcisions as part of an initiation tradition
Thousands of boys from the Eastern Cape undergo circumcisions as part of an initiation tradition Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa's Film and Publication Board has ruled that a website showing graphic photos of botched circumcisions can remain on the internet. The decision came after tribal elders in the Eastern Cape called for the site to be taken down, calling it 'pornographic'. Around 43 boys died last year in South Africa after undergoing botched traditional circumcisions. RFI spoke to Dingeman Rijken, the doctor who exposed this on his website, Ulwaluko.

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