2. Ahmed Muhamed Dore and Safia Abdulleh

Ahmed Muhamed Dore and Safia Abdulleh

Africa is home to some of the oddest couples, and the explanation is simple.

People here have nothing against young girls sold into marriage. It doesn’t matter if prince charming is competing against a creepy old grandpa. The winner is the one with the higher offer (or with the largest number of cattle in his herd).

Ahmed Muhamed Dore was 112 years old when he married Safia back in 2009. The Somali elder already had five wives at that time, and the 17-year-old was a prized addition to his collection.

While some are happy that age was not a barrier against love, others tend to see the whole picture. Marriages are often just business, and the fate of thousands of young girls depends on luck.

Ahmed Muhamed Dore and Safia Abdulleh

Coming up is another couple that keeps a ladder close-by.