Morgan Winsor

Morgan Winsor

New York-Based Journalist

Breaking News Reporter at ABC News, with an eye on Africa. Previously writing stories for International Business Times and CNN.

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International Business Times

International Business Times

View all of Morgan Winsor's bylines for International Business Times, where she was a Breaking News Reporter focusing on Africa.

International Business Times

Boko Haram Targeting Schools, Teachers, Students Is Devastating Africa’s Largest Economy

Mercy, 15, remembers the day Boko Haram came to her home in northeast Nigeria last year.

International Business Times

Inside Congo's Rape Crisis

An international trial against a Congolese warlord is shedding new light on how rape is used as a combat strategy in Congo's mineral-rich east. It's also offering new hope for victims.

International Business Times

Ethiopian Pastoralists Threatened By El Niño, Land Grabbing, Population Growth Adopt Nontraditional Methods To Survive

For generations, smallholder pastoralists who live on the products of their livestock have used scouts, indigenous knowledge and “dagu,” or verbal exchange within their semi-nomadic communities, to find good pasture and water sources. But this traditional form of pastoralism is increasingly difficult to sustain in Ethiopia as rangelands dry up due to prolonged drought linked to the El Niño weather system.

International Business Times

Uganda's Bride Price Ruling Marks Women's Rights Milestone, But Clashes With Customary Laws

When she was just 14 years-old, Florence Abbo found herself trapped in an abusive marriage with no way out other than death. For Abbo, a young woman in rural Uganda, divorce or running away was not an option.

International Business Times

Child Malnutrition Grows In Malawi Amid Economic Woes

When Ian Maliseni arrived in a rural village outside Malawi’s capital last week, he saw young children with small, malnourished bodies bending over their swollen bellies as they frantically dug holes in the yard, looking for mice and bugs to eat. Maliseni, the founder and executive director of a local charity, Urunji Child-Care Trust, gave them fortified blended food and the children looked up with sunken eyes, thanking him and thanking God.

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CNN

Anti-jihad transit ad pulled after request from James Foley's family

By Morgan Winsor, Kristina Sgueglia, and Rosa Flores, CNN
New York (CNN) -- A transit advertisement depicting deceased American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS was pulled from circulation in New York and San Francisco, according to the attorney representing the organization behind the ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative.

International Business Times

Can Angola's New Steel Mill Save Its Ailing Economy?

Angola’s first major steel mill, a $300 million investment, comes at a time when Angolans desperately needed it. But the government still has far to go to grow the economy beyond oil in multiple sectors by driving financial reform and spurring private investment.

CNN

Doctor caught in social media storm defends laying off employee with cancer

By Morgan Winsor, CNN
(CNN) -- A Pennsylvania oral surgeon who laid off a cancer-stricken employee had good intentions -- aiming to help the woman get unemployment benefits and focus on her treatment -- but now he is getting threats and verbal attacks on social media, according to the doctor's lawyer.

CNN

Delaware teens charged after beating videos go viral

By Morgan Winsor, CNN
(CNN) -- Viral videos of assaults on a mentally disabled Delaware man have led police to identify two teenage suspects accused in the attack, and a third suspect to turn himself in.

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CNN

Woman accused of using Facebook while driving is charged with homicide

By Morgan Winsor, CNN
(CNN) -- A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her cellphone when she crashed into another car is accused of negligent homicide in the death of a great-grandmother during the May accident.

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CNN

NY man arrested for allegedly flying drone over U.S. Open venue

By Morgan Winsor, CNN
New York (CNN) -- New York City police arrested a man for allegedly flying a drone inside the U.S. Open venue Wednesday night.

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CNN

Cops: Toddler asleep in car as mom slept in bar

By Morgan Winsor, CNN
(CNN) -- A toddler was found sleeping in a parked car outside a Connecticut bar early Saturday, hours after police discovered her allegedly intoxicated and incapacitated mother sleeping inside the bar.

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CNN

Police: 25-pound boy nearly starved, beaten by family

By Ray Sanchez and Morgan Winsor, CNN
(CNN) -- A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch.

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CNN

'Cake Boss' and friends rescued from boat stranded in thick fog

By Ray Sanchez and Morgan Winsor, CNN
New York (CNN) -- Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro's gastronomical gifts were of little help when his 32-foot Boston Whaler got lost in heavy fog in New York Harbor.