President of Tanzania calls for arrest of pregnant schoolgirls

Civil rights activists in Tanzania accused the government of “promoting a culture of human rights violations” after the President pardoned two men who had convicted for raping ten primary school children aged between six and eight years of age, along with thousands of other prisoners. The news of their release coincided with calls for the arrest of pregnant schoolgirls with the regional commissioner justifying the step as it will force the girls to testify against those who impregnated them. The president had earlier called for pregnant girls to be banned from schools.