World Bank Pulls Funds to Tanzania Over Pregnant Schoolgirls Ban
The World Bank has withdrawn U.S.$300 million loan which was intended to help Tanzania's education system amid concerns about the nation's policy of expelling pregnant girls from school. The country's second biggest donor, Denmark also withdrew U.S.$10 million of aid due to unease over human rights abuses and "unacceptable homophobic comments" by a government official.
Arusha Regional Administrative Secretary Richard Kwitega is concerned at the growing number of early pregnancies in the region, saying despite reporting the cases to the police, no ... Read more »
The governor of Dar es Salaam has drawn up a list of people accused of homosexuality who could now be rounded up in Tanzania's latest anti-gay crackdown. Paul Makonda told ... Read more »
Eight men and 12 women were arrested in a hotel where they were attending a training session organized by an NGO that works on education programs for HIV/AIDS.
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Tandahimba District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba has ordered police to arrest 55 secondary school girls who became pregnant in the past two years. Speaking during a district ... Read more »