The Nigerian Islamic militant movement Boko Haram has threatened to sell several hundred kidnapped girls into slavery. That would suggest there's a market for slaves in Africa's Sahel region. Which — you might be surprised to hear — actually does exist.
Underage sex trafficking is in the news again after Washington state enacted a law requiring websites like backpage.com to maintain documentation proving the age of escorts advertising on the site. Some argue that escort websites are better than the alternative, but, there does not yet appear to be a model for ending child prostitution.
The Takeaway talks with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who thinks the government is trying to incite chaos in order to maintain control as the transition happens.
While rejecting calls for his immediate ouster, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agreed not to seek reelection in September. A new government is all but guaranteed in the region, but will the country's transition to Democracy be peaceful?
As the political tumult in Egypt enters an eighth day, the government of authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a major blow last night when the Army announced that it would not use violence to suppress the opposition movement that has formed aga
Columnist for The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof reports live from Cairo's Tahrir Square, where pro and anti-government clashes are turning violent again. Egyptian soldiers had been separating the two sides, but are now letting the protesters advance.
The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is in Bahrain, where protesters have taken over the central square in Manama. Kristof explains that the rise of the middle class in Bahrain is one of the reasons there are demands for a more democratic rule.
Protests have been banned in Bahrain and the military has been ordered to tighten its grip after the violent removal of anti-government demonstrators. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof who is in Bahrain.