When Martha Samwel, gave birth to her daughter 11 years ago, she never thought the arrival of her bundle of joy would bring so much sadness, stigma and misunderstanding within her family and the community altogether.

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Happiness Salum like about 7 million other young women in Tanzania, is a teenage mother. The 17-years-old fell pregnant just after completed her primary school education in Kasulu District, Kigoma Region. Happiness believes her circumstances would be different if she was dealt a better hand in life. She is not only a teenage and single mother, but is the mother of a two-year old boy suffering from stunted growth.

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January 10, 2018 - Dar es Salaam - The authorities in Tanzania will not charge five pregnant schoolgirls who had reportedly been arrested over the weekend on the orders of a local government administrator.

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November 5 - Milan - African leaders gathered at a summit to address the global crisis of malnutrition helped to galvanise US3.4bn including US$640 million in new commitments, organisers said today.

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2 October 2017 - ‘Natural birth’ is the only option for many women here, and though dedicated midwives do their best, the risk of infection – and sepsis – is high.

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25 September 2017 - Dar es Salaam — Tanzania is among the nations that outlawed the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls below the age of 18.

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26 June 2017 - When he took office in 2015, Tanzania's President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

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DODOMA, April 28 2017 - Lawmakers yesterday tasked the government to explain when it will specifically revise the heavily criticized Law of Marriage Act of 1976 in order to protect young girls from being married off at a tender age.

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26 March 2017 - Four Tanzanian children with albinism arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment.

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17 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. And, in Tanzania, it can hurt. “When I was slapped, I felt I had the teacher’s hand on my face,” said Sandra (not her real name) from Kahama district.

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