Heather Murdock

Christian Science Monitor and Voice of America

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Africa correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and Voice of America, based in Ajuba, the capital of Nigeria

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In the Nigerian village of Warabe, eight girls, aged 12 to 15, were kidnapped today by the Boko Haram. The Islamist militant group is said to have ties with al Qaeda.

Insurgent Leader in Nigeria Says He Will Sell Girls as Slaves

In the Nigerian village of Warabe, eight girls, aged 12 to 15, were kidnapped today by the Boko Haram. The Islamist militant group is said to have ties with al Qaeda.

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has broad support in Uganda for a new law imposing sentences up to life in prison for homosexual acts.

Should Western Values Be a Condition of Foreign Aid?

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has broad support in Uganda for a new law imposing sentences up to life in prison for homosexual acts.

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