Tanzania: Parliament Bans Female Lawmakers From Wearing Artificial Nails, Lashes, Short Dresses And Jeans

Tanzanian parliament have banned female lawmakers from entering the parliament with fake nails and eyelashes.

Job Ndugai, the Speaker of Parliament, who made the announcement on Monday , told BBC he had imposed the ban after Deputy Health Minister Faustine Ndugulile had raised concerns about the health risks posed by fake nails and eyelashes.

He said that the ban would also apply to visitors to parliament.

Mr. Nduga also added that Lawmakers are also prohibited from wearing short dresses and jeans to parliament.

This comes just after President John Magufuli urged Tanzanian women to "give up contraceptive methods" insisting that his country needs more people.