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Chadema Women’s Wing To Sue Government

Chadema Women’s Wing To Sue Government

Gender and human rights activists in collaboration with Chadema’s Women Wing (Bawacha) plan to file a case against the government on what they call the breach of the Constitution and regulations by some government leaders led by President John Magufuli. Speaking during a press conference in the city yesterday, Bavicha national chairperson Halima Mdee expressed […]

Tanzania Urged To Lift School Ban On Pregnant Pupils

Tanzania Urged To Lift School Ban On Pregnant Pupils

 Women’s group joined forces on Thursday against Tanzania’s ban on pregnant pupils in state schools, saying education was a girl’s best shot at success. In a joint statement, 29 nonprofit groups said that any move to deny girls the opportunity to go back to school after giving birth would only punish them, their children – […]

Uganda: High Teenage Pregnancies Blamed On Contraceptives

Uganda: High Teenage Pregnancies Blamed On Contraceptives

The topic of availing sexually active teenagers with contraceptives has always been an explosive one, but one health worker is convinced it is one way to curb hiking rates of pregnancy in the age group. Dr Placid Mihayo, the senior consultant and focal person for family planning at the health ministry, believes teenage pregnancy rates […]

Woman Hospitalised After O’Level ‘doctor’ Aborts Her 5-month Pregnancy

Woman Hospitalised After O’Level ‘doctor’ Aborts Her 5-month Pregnancy

A secondary school certificate holder, Mr. Akilapa Johnson, who disguised as a medical doctor, has been arrested by Oyo State Police Command for allegedly aborting a five-month pregnancy for a lady. The unlucky woman, whose first name was given as Barakat, is now lying critically ill at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, after developing complications. […]

Kenyan Girls Get On Their Bikes In Pursuit Of An Education

Kenyan Girls Get On Their Bikes In Pursuit Of An Education

Jacqueline Nasimiyu used to wake in the early hours and, after making breakfast and fetching water, she would trek down valleys, push through bushes and wiggle under barbed wire fences to cover the 6km to Mahanga K secondary school in western Kenya. There were no school buses and no paved roads around her village of […]

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