African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 1990, para. 2
Child marriage and the betrothal of girls and boys shall be prohibited and effective action, including legislation, shall be taken to specify the minimum age of marriage to be 18 years and make registration of all marriages in an official registry compulsory.
Organization of African Unity
Means of adoption
Social & Cultural Rights
African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (1990), Article 21, 2.
Protection against Harmful Social and Cultural Practices