“As some collect butterflies, he collects beautiful minds,” a 2002 New York magazine article said of now-disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who recently killed himself in a jail cell while facing charges of trafficking underage girls for sex.  

In Malawi, it’s standard practice for women to sell fish caught by men and pay them later—but if the numbers don’t add up, transactional sex offers another form of payment, Marc Silver reports.   While “fish for sex” is common in sub-Saharan Africa, it also comes with heavy…

300,000 people have fled ethnic violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast in this month alone, UNHCR reported yesterday. Reports of fighting between the Congolese armed forces and non-state forces in the country’s Djugu territory include “brutalities…

In Benin’s commercial capital Cotonou, scores of young Nigerian girls wait to be sent to their new husbands, their families paid small dowries in exchange for their daughters. “But nobody knows the real intentions of the men who ‘commissioned’ these girls. Or if they exist…

UNAIDS’ top brass are actively suppressing an independent report investigating sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power at the embattled agency, according to AIDS-Free World and Code Blue. The UNAIDS governing body commissioned the report in the wake of a high-profile…