Another friend met her husband-to-be on a bus while returning to her hometown.
A devout Muslim, who wears the niqab, exposing only her eyes, Nagla refused his request to give him her phone number even though in her heart she wanted to see him again.
Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag also faces charges of adultery.
Ibrahim, who was born to a Muslim father but raised Orthodox Christian by her mother, was first sentenced on Sunday, but she was given until Thursday to change her mind and convert. “I am a Christian and I never committed apostasy,” Ibrahim said.
Following the verdict, about 50 people protested against the sentence outside the courtroom.
And why was it better to date a white person rather than another African?“For most of us English is not our first language, we think in our mother tongue then translate it into English.If you can communicate with someone in a language that you both feel comfortable with, it makes being with that person easier.Some field digging I did a bit of digging to get the views of other people of African origin on intercultural dating.Some responses: “Love is love.” Jennifer (23), Angolan “I would only prefer to date a Congolese man because we both understand each others cultures.Bound by a fascinating series of rituals and unique traditions, weddings are a central element of life here and unsurprisingly one's marital status is the first line of enquiry whenever meeting someone for the first time.Since arriving here I have been subject to an odd variety of marriage proposals - some joking, some half-serious - often accompanied by spontaneous confessions of love within days or even moments of meeting. If you’re going to marry a foreigner, marry a white man.” These were the words that fell from my friend’s mother’s mouth when her daughter told her she was dating a Nigerian man because she was tired of Congolese men. ”, said my friend in response, defiantly challenging her mother, to my dismay (anybody knows better than to challenge an African mother! White people “White people don’t have much culture; it’s easy to adapt either way. Was it really for our own good to find our life partners within our own culture? Love blinds common sense.” “No Nigerian, Ghanaian or Jamaican man is welcome in my house. Why is it better for me to be with a white man than it is to be with a Nigerian? How many marriages do you know of people from two different African countries that have lasted till old age? I pondered those phrases: “It’s for your own good” and “stick to your own”.This covers wedding costs, jewellery, bridal accessories, perfumes, makeup, shoes and clothes.All the Sudanese women I have spoken to have told me that women now have veto rights over any marriage proposal, however, that being said, I can't help wondering how much awareness a teenager would have about the realities and possible impacts of such a decision on their future.