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Equatorial Guinea: Education ministry bans pregnant school girls from continuing with studies

Equatorial Guinea is receiving a lot of flak on social media for its controversial rule banning pregnant school girls from continuing with their studies. The school girls are expected to take pregnancy tests before enrolment, and the Ministry of Education says the special measure was necessitated by the high numbers of teenage pregnancy. The ministry says the new rule is meant to encourage schoolgirls to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies but social media users believe the rule is discriminatory and should be removed.

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How corruption drives illicit financial flows

Without significant anti-corruption measures on national, continental and international levels, African states will continually expose themselves to the risks of corruption and illicit financial flows. Effectively tackling corruption will certainly increase the developmental prospects for African states, and is as important as stopping the IFFs that continue to thrive on the continent