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Summaries of the Laws of Some African Countries
Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso has incorporated into its draft constitution a prohibition on female genital mutilation.
Egypt: The position in Egypt is not clear. The educated community regard the practice as having been banned by President Nasser in 1958. Others say that partial clitoridectomy is allowed, but because of the confusion excision and infibulation are both still practiced in Egypt. For the most part legislation has not been effective in eliminating or reducing the practice of female genital mutilation in Africa, but this appears to have been due to problems of enforcement. 
Ivory Coast: In 1991, the Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) advised the United Nations that existing provisions of the nation's criminal code could be used to prohibit the practice.
Kenya: In 1982 Kenyan President Moi condemned female genital mutilation and called for prosecution of those who practiced it. Kenya passed legislation banning female genital mutilation in 1990, but various forms of female genital mutilation are still practiced there.
Sudan:  In Sudan the Ministry of Health launched a campaign against female genital mutilation in 1946 and succeeded in getting a law passed prohibiting infibulation but allowing sunna. The law was primarily a response to pressure by British colonial powers and little action was taken to enforce it.