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  1. Women Senators Urge Action to Rescue Nigerian Girls

    Twenty women senators have demanded that the U.S. government take immediate action to rescue 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Claims that the victims have been sold as brides highlight the problem of sex trafficking in Nigeria, which feeds into Europe’s illegal sex industry. Thursday’s congressional hearings revealed frustration with Nigerian authorities, who are seen to have responded slowly to American intelligence. At a security summit in Paris this weekend, West African leaders declared “war on Boko Haram.”

    Sources: NYT, Women Under Siege, LA Times, CNN

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