Tunisia’s religious affairs ministry has said it supports the government’s plan to give women equal inheritance rights. Religious Affairs Minister Ahmed Adhoum said his department backed the government, which has angered other religious clerics.

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi announced the inheritance changes on 6 April, meeting a promise he made last year to improve women’s rights

In 2017, the president promised to improve the inheritance laws and allow women to marry non-Muslim foreigners.

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