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Schools Reopen in Sierra Leone, But Ban Pregnant Girls

As Sierra Leone prepares to reopen its schools, closed since last year due to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the government has announced a ban on pregnant girls attending class because it says they set a bad example.     The director of Amnesty International in Sierra Leone, Solomon Sogbandi, is concerned about the government’s policy. Sogbandi says not allowing girls into classes is a violation of their human rights. “It is a human rights issue.  When you look...

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