Apr 19, 2015

'Mysterious' fast-killing disease claims 18 victims in Nigeria

A “mysterious” disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday. “Twenty-three people (were affected) and 18 deaths were recorded,” said the Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju. The disease, whose ...

Apr 14, 2015

One year on, hope fades for kidnapped Nigeria girls

A year after his daughters Amina and Zainab were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants with more than 200 other girls from their school dormitories in the Nigerian town of Chibok, Yakubu Maina fears he may never see them again. “Sometimes I cannot but think ...

Boko Haram abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, report says

Apr 14, 2015

Boko Haram abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, report says

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fighters, and sometimes killing those who refused to comply, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights group’s 90-page ...

Immigrant student achieves eight-school Ivy League clean sweep

Apr 8, 2015

Immigrant student achieves eight-school Ivy League clean sweep

Nigerian-born Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan — he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school. It worked. And then some. The teenager ...