The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 26th, 2020 night edition

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Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women's rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school.

Many parents of pregnant girls, or the girls themselves, decide to quit schooling due to the pregnancy, and schools do not always do enough to encourage them to stay, officials say.

"Every child whether boy or girl ... has a right to go to school in Zimbabwe," he said.

So, she has been traumatised and raped then she is further traumatised by being kicked out of school.".

Pregnancy is just one of the reasons that girls in Zimbabwe could fail to return to classes after coronavirus restrictions are lifted, said Sibusisiwe Ndlovu, communications specialist at Plan International Zimbabwe.

"This amendment is crucial in fulfilling the access to education right for all children - especially girls," Ndlovu said.

However, campaigners in the southern African country say girls will still need extra support to continue with their studies even if they keep attending classes while pregnant. »

Lawyer: Blake not likely to walk again after shot by police

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In this September 2019 selfie photo taken in Evanston, Ill., Adria-Joi Watkins poses with her second cousin Jacob Blake.

The legal team plans to file a civil lawsuit against the police department over the shooting.

Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the crowds and six people were arrested, according to Madison police. »

Boris Johnson plans to resign in 6 months because of lingering coronavirus health problems, according to Dominic Cummings' father-in-law

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The father-in-law of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser has apparently said that Johnson plans to resign in six months.

Dominic Cummings' father-in-law, Humphry Wakefield, reportedly told a woman interviewed by The Times of London that the prime minister would quit early next year over lingering health problems caused by the coronavirus.

The father-in-law of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's closest aide has reportedly said Johnson plans to stand down in six months because of lingering health problems caused by the novel coronavirus. »

RNC speakers: What to know about Sen. Rand Paul

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is set to speak at the Republican National Convention this week in support of President Trump's 2020 presidential candidacy.

Paul won reelection to the Senate in 2016 with Trump leading the top of the ticket, as the upper chamber remained under GOP control.

Paul is set to speak on Tuesday evening along with First Lady Melania Trump; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, among others. »

USPS Sorting Machines Are Still Being Dismantled Despite DeJoy’s Promise to Stop

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@USPS GR Patterson location has pieces of the mail sorting machines out in the parking lot.

She added that the governor’s office was receiving reports that machines were still being removed from Michigan post office facilities.

The Michigan governor requested that people across the U.S. contact the office of their state attorney general if they are aware of more machines being dismantled. »