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In certain communities in Benin, Togo and Ghana, young virgin girls are sent to atone for their family’s wrongdoing. Linda De Volder/Flickr

Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was a tragedy, but what legacy has it left? AAP/Bevil Knapp.

Two years on: the legacy of the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill

It is now two and a half years since the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Both the people and the ecosystem of the Gulf were changed by this massive spill; how well…

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