Preg­nant pupil ban

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NAIROBI: 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.

Ac­tivists have stepped up calls in re­cent years for the ban to be scrapped, say­ing ex­pelled teenagers face wide­spread stigma, the pos­si­bil­ity of being forced into early mar­riage and the chal­lenge of pro­vid­ing for them­selves and their ba­bies.

‘May dis­ap­points’

BRUS­SELS: Euro­pean Coun­cil pres­i­dent Donald Tusk said yes­ter­day the of­fer UK Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May pre­sented to other EU lead­ers for safe­guard­ing ex­pa­tri­ates’ rights af­ter Brexit was “be­low ex­pec­ta­tions”.

“Cit­i­zens’ rights are the num­ber one pri­or­ity for the EU 27 and we have made our po­si­tion clear. We want to en­sure the full rights for EU and UK cit­i­zens af­ter Brexit,” Tusk said af­ter talks in Brus­sels where May out­lined a plan.

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