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Boko Haram’s Latest Attacks Target Boys

19/08/2014

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Nigerian School Boys Walking Home from School, Photo by Juju Films

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:59 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 DORON, BAGA, Nigeria — Sunday, Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of boys from the Nigerian village of Doron Baga. During the raid on the village, suspected Boko Haram dressed in police and military uniforms burned several houses and terrorized citizens […]

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Changing Egypt: Nine Men Convicted of Sexual Assaults

28/07/2014

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Anti-Sexual Harassment, Anti-Police Failures Demo, Press Syndicate, Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 20:03 p.m. DST, 28 July 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey last year showed that Egypt has been the worst Arab country for women. A swell of gang rapes, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, and other crimes against women have been on the rise since the Arab Spring. […]

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International Volunteer Series: Two Amazing Young Men Serve in Gumbo, South Sudan

23/07/2014

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Michael Gotta and Patrick Sabol, Gumbo, South Sudan Volunteers

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 02:38 a.m. DST, 23 July 2014 GUMBO, South Sudan — In this final installment of the International Volunteer Series, I invite you to get to know Michael Gotta and Patrick Sabol, friends from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, now living together in Gumbo, South Sudan after feeling called to […]

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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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WHO, West African Ministers of Health Develop Ebola Strategy

07/07/2014

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Field Testing Ebola Prevention Posters, Photo by UNICEF Liberia

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 07 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Last week an Emergency Ministerial Meeting was held in Accra to discuss the growing Ebola epidemic. The disease, which can have up to a 90% fatality rate, started in rural Guinea then spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. […]

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