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Tanzania court rules against child marriage


Tanzania’s High Court ruled last week that two sections of the 1971 Marriage Act that allow girls to marry at 15 with parental consent and 14 with the permission of a court, were unconstitutional.

Tanzania court rules against child marriage

By Kizito Makoye | 4 years ago

Farmers turn to butterflies to save rare forests and make extra income

Farmers turn to butterflies to save rare forests and make extra income

The colourful butterflies fluttering through Zanzibar’s Jozani forest are beautiful to look at, but for farmers and charcoal producers in the region, they mean something more: a paycheck.

Kizito Makoye and Reuters | 5 years ago

In education push, Tanzania to punish parents of children out of school

As Tanzania prepares to introduce free basic education for all, the government has warned that it will punish parents who fail to ensure their children go to school.

Kizito Makoye | 5 years ago

Dar works on new law to end scandals

In response to a growing outcry over corruption and abuse of office, Tanzania is working on a new law to ban elected leaders and civil servants from using their positions to build business empires and enrich themselves.

Kizito Makoye | 6 years ago