Mauritania:Force Feeding Burdens Obese Girls With Diabetes, Heart Disease

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nouakchott -When Souadou Isselmou was made to eat buckets of porridge as a child in southern Mauritania, she hated it so much she would hide food under her armpits and throw it in the toilet.
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