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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12 January 2016 – First Lady Madam Sia Nyama Koroma has joined several stakeholders in the health sector to support the new Abortion Act, which was passed by Parliament last year but is yet to receive presidential assent.

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DAKAR, 6 November 2015 - Schoolgirls in Sierra Leone have been forced to undergo humiliating and degrading public pregnancy tests since the government banned pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools and taking exams, Amnesty International said on Friday.

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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 13:23

UGANDA: Facing the Dilemma of Early Parenthood

 

3 December 2012 - Betty Nalukwago had kept her illness a secret from her children. It was only Jessica Semambo, now a worker of Phoebe Educational Fund, a non-governmental organization that cares for the elderly, who knew what was ailing her mother.

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