Coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast are being destroyed

Leonard Jones Chauka, University of Dar es Salaam If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching on an annual basis, according to a new United Nations environment agency study. Bleaching has a hugely negative effect on the health of a …

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Tanzania can’t stop child labour without fixing its school system

Simon Ngalomba, University of Dar es Salaam Children are particularly vulnerable to being forced into labour, trafficked from rural areas to cities and then trafficked again within cities. They can’t communicate assertively and are physically powerless next to most adults. In Tanzania, just more than a quarter of children aged between five and 14 – …

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Tanzania is still failing to protect its children who live with albinism

Simon Ngalomba, University of Dar es Salaam There is no doubt that educational access worldwide has improved in the past two decades. This has been driven by the launch in 1990 of the United Nations’ Education for All global initiative. By 2011 there were more than 136 million children enrolled in schools compared with just …

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