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No fewer than 10,000 Nigerians have died between January and May 2017 whil
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The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters’ lives.
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Heidi Ross was a senior in high school when she hitchhiked from the Anchorage suburb of Eagle River into the city, leaving a dark childhood behind.
“I didn’t have anywhere to go,” she said of that day, around 20 years ago. “I had the clothes on my back.”
After she arrived, without a way to pay rent, she soon found herself trading sex for a place to stay. Next she traded sex for drugs. Using sex to get things she needed made her feel powerful, she said. At 21, she went to work for a pimp who promised to take care of her.
“It felt strange at first, because I was so used to taking care of myself,” she said. “It felt good. It felt like a piece was missing and it had finally come back.”
Ross said sex work became her “lifestyle”. Eventually, however, she would be the one exploiting young men and women as adrift as she was on that ride into Anchorage.
Sexual exploitation has been an undercurrent of the state’s male-dominated frontier culture since Russian explorers first came to the region, and men flocked to the state during the Gold Rush. Law enforcement, prosecutors and victim advocates have long suspected the state has a high rate of sex trafficking, but the problem has been largely unstudied. Recently, though, a small study of trafficking among homeless youth offered some data to support these suspicions.
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From sheltering some of the globe’s most endangered species to showcasing astonishing patterns of migration, Africa’s national parks are among the world’s most spectacular.
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President Yoweri Museveni has held talks former Vice President of Kenya, Arthur Moody Awori during a meeting at State House, Entebbe on Friday.
The two shared matters of mutual interest between Uganda and Kenya particularly in the social, economic and political spheres.
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Congresswoman Maxine Waters reveals her findings after six months of investigations into Trump and the Russians that will finally bring impeachment charges and end Donald Trump’s presidency once and for all. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
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BY VICTOR RUD — Ukraine’s independence is a sine qua non for not just American security, but global security and stability. Supporting it is the safest, most effective and cheapest strategy to counterbalance accelerating Russian aggression.
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