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    70-yr-old Ugandan woman welcomes a set of twins, becomes the oldest woman to give birth in Africa

    A 70-year-old Ugandan woman, Safina Namukwaya, has delivered a set of twins following IVF treatment at a hospital in Uganda.

    Namukwaya welcomed a boy and a girl via caesarean on Wednesday, November 29, at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Kampala, the nation’s capital.

    She’s the oldest woman to become a mother in Africa, the hospital said in a statement posted on Facebook.

    “We’ve achieved the extraordinary – delivering twins to Africa’s oldest mother aged 70,” the statement reads.

    Speaking with Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper, the new mom said that her pregnancy had been difficult as her partner abandoned her when he realised she was going to have twins.

    “Men don’t like to be told that you are carrying more than one child. Ever since I was admitted here, my man has never showed up,” she said.

    Namukwaye, who gave birth to a baby girl in 2020, said she had wanted to have children after she was mœcked for being childless.

    According to her, “I looked after people’s children and saw them grow up and leave me alone. I wondered who would take care of me when I grow old.”

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