Aug 16, 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place last Sunday in Doron Baga in the Kukawa ...

Aug 8, 2014

Boko Haram takes Nigeria town, resident says

Fighters from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group seized the northeastern town of Gwoza, overwhelming soldiers based in the area before attacking civilians, security officials and a witness said Thursday. The whereabouts of the new Emir of Gwoza, Muhammed Idrissa Timta, was unknown after attackers ...

Aug 7, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 10 in Cameroon, state radio says

Suspected members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 10 people and kidnapped one in a raid on the village of Zigague in remote northern Cameroon on Wednesday, state radio reported. The heavily armed gunmen arrived in a pickup truck and on motorcycles at ...

Aug 5, 2014

Video shows 'unspeakable acts' carried out by Nigerian soldiers: Amnesty

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave. Nigeria’s military is battling an increasingly vicious Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram, ...

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Jul 27, 2014

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could ...

Jul 26, 2014

Nigeria confirms first Ebola fatality

West Africa’s current Ebola outbreak has spread to a fourth country, after an ill Liberian man vomited, had diarrhea and a high fever on an airplane to Nigeria. As soon as the plane landed Tuesday, the 40-year-old Liberian was moved into an isolation ward ...