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Tanzania: Teenage mothers ban from going back to school – President

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has placed a ban restricting school girls who get impregnated from going back to school. The President made this known while addressing Bagamoyo District residents during his three-day-tour of Coast Region on Thursday. Magufuli accused some of the nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), which have been urging the …

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Tanzanian president unfazed by critics against policy banning pregnant girls from schools

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has rejected activists’ calls for the government to allow pregnant students to attend state schools, saying it was immoral for young girls to be sexually active. Tanzania’s ban on pregnant girls attending state primary and secondary schools dates back to 1961, when the country secured its …

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Tanzania: Government apologises to ‘manhandled’ disabled protesters

The Tanzanian government has apologised to disabled protesters who were manhandled by the police last Friday in the capital Dar es Salaam. Local media reports that the protesters were gathered at the city administration offices demanding the freedom to use their tricycles in the city centre after it was barred. …

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Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda face US sanction after used clothes ban

The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint by U.S. interests about an East African ban on imports of used clothing. USTR said the “out-of-cycle” review was in response to …

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Tanzania orders state bodies to switch websites from .com to .tz or face action

The Tanzanian government has issued an ultimatum to state institutions to immediately change their website domain names from .com to .tz to promote the country’s identity. Deputy Communication Minister Edwin Ngonyani instructed the country’s communication regulatory body on Thursday to implement the order and take action against those who fail …

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Tanzania signs $154 mln contract with Chinese firm to expand main port

Tanzania’s government on Saturday signed a $154 million contract with the state-run China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) to expand the main port in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania is seeking financing for infrastructure projects as part of its plans to transform the country into a regional transport and trade …

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