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School Pregnancy Tests Are Mandatory in Tanzania

  • Tanzania loses $300 million World Bank loan amid crackdown concerns
    London (CNN)The World Bank has pulled a planned $300 million educational loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the country's policy of banning pregnant girls from going to school.
    The $300 million program was meant to help Tanzania's Ministry of Education improve access to quality secondary education. It was scheduled to be approved by the bank's management late last month, but a source within the bank told CNN the program was instead withdrawn and will not be going forward.
    Tanzania's policy of expelling pregnant girls from schools was one of the reasons for the loan to be withdrawn, the source said.
    The practice dates back to the 1960s, but it has been more widely applied since President John Pombe Magufuli took office in 2015.
    Last June, Magufuli, dubbed "The Bulldozer," went a step further, announcing that pregnant students would not be allowed to return to school after giving birth.

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