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Slavery verdict against Niger

A West African court found authorities in Niger guilty of failing to protect a young woman from slavery. The ruling is expected to have lasting consequences for the thousands of people who still live in conditions of slavery across the region.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

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The causes of famine

Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.