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Menstruating Girls Banned From Crossing River

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If you’re a girl in a central district in Ghana, you are not allowed to cross the river as authorities are bent on reinforcing the decision of the river gods. As a result they are said to miss 20 out of 60 days of their school classes. They have also been blocked from crossing recently due to an apparent directive from a river ...

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Libyans, aided by Nigerians, sell migrants as slaves

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Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports “can be added to a long list of outrages” in the country. The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger ...

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Refugee will lose fingers after getting frostbites while trying to cross U.S.-Canada border

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A Ghanaian refugee who almost died during a trek to cross the U.S.-Canada border into Manitoba on Christmas Eve will lose all of his fingers, a toe and possibly his arms. “It’s very bad news,” Seidu Mohammed, 24, told the press in an interview at a Winnipeg hospital where he is being treated for severe frostbite. “I don’t know what ...

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