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  • After charity sex-abuse scandal in Liberia, a storm of anger, guilt, and grief

    When Katie Meyler opened the tuition-free “More Than Me” school for girls in a smart green and white house in the center of Liberia’s capital in 2013, it seemed to many both here and abroad a perfect match. “More Than Me is designed specifically to help young women choose the lives they wish to lead,” explained a 2015 profile of Ms. Meyler in The Christian Science Monitor. Over a period of several years, one of the charity’s key founding staff members, Macintosh Johnson, allegedly had raped or assaulted as many as dozens of girls in its care.

    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:41:08 -0400
  • Identity politics on the ropes in Iraq?

    In a region rife with identity politics arising from ethnic and religious differences, Iraqis experienced something very universal in early October. A newly designated prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, launched a website asking Iraqis to apply for top government ministers. Mr. Mahdi’s extraordinary move was quite contrary to a tradition in Iraq of politicians forming cabinets in backroom deals based on a power-sharing quota among the country’s three major communities: Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds.

    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:34:25 -0400
  • Reporter's Notebook: On edge of Sahara, camel is what's for dinner

    Discerning taste buds in the West may be unfamiliar with camel meat. Perhaps what gives pause is the thought of converting ornery camels – the working end of long, grimy caravans that have crossed deserts for centuries – into delicacies of the table. “It’s mostly Americans who always eat the camel,” says Mr. Mahamane, the head of the kitchen, whose clients range from a University of Chicago crew of dinosaur hunters – in Agadez en route to launching a two-month desert expedition – to European Union military advisers, who passed through recently.

    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:47:32 -0400
  • How Stacey Abrams has gotten within one point of Georgia governor’s mansion

    With one point separating her and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Abrams could very well become not only the first black governor of Georgia, but the first black woman in America to ever lead a state. The razor-tight race has been accompanied by record early voting, national scrutiny, and heated controversy.

    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:35:12 -0400
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