October 18, 2014
There’s no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about news of a ceasefire with the Islamic extremists who ab...
September 13, 2014
The Nigerian Army has killed more than 80 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the north of the country, local media reported on Saturday.The extremist group has been making advances in the n...
August 22, 2014
Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Mi...
August 19, 2014
The latest figures include 84 additional deaths from 113 new cases reported between August 14 and 16. »
August 15, 2014
The death toll from the Ebola virus in Nigeria rose to four on Friday, as President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly fired thousands of doctors, who have been taking part in weeks of nationwide strike...
August 12, 2014
Liberia announced on Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, making them the first Africans to receive some of the scarce treatment i...
August 5, 2014
The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said on Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the r...
July 30, 2014
First death in Nigeria after three other countries hit. Protests in Sierra Leone, where 454 have died. »
July 26, 2014
A man has died of ebola in Lagos, the first confirmed case of the highly contagious and deadly virus in Africa’s most populous metropolis.Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberian civil servan...
July 16, 2014
Police in Nigeria have arrested Mohammed Zakari, a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, a police officer said on Tuesday.Zakari, 30, wa...
September 25, 2014
Nigerian forces have killed a man claiming to be the leader of Islamist Boko Haram militants, Abubakar Shekau, the country’s defence authority said on Wednesday. Mohammed Bashir, who has been acti...
August 25, 2014
The Nigerian government on Monday refuted a claim by the militant group Boko Haram that it has set up an Islamic state in a town in the country’s north-east.“The claim is empty,” Nigeria’s...
August 21, 2014
Three Liberians currently receiving the same treatment as that of U.S. doctor Kent Brantly were showing "very positive signs of recovery".
August 17, 2014
The suspension is effective midnight on Tuesday for all ports of entry for people travelling from or through Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Kenya’s Health Ministry. »
August 12, 2014
Speaking to The Hindu, the doctors expressed their fear of the gradual spread of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and wanted to "immediately return to India"
August 7, 2014
The crisis in Liberia has deepened because many people are choosing to keep their ill relatives at home instead of bringing them to isolation centres.
August 4, 2014
Nigerian authorities said they have confirmed a second case of Ebola in the country. Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Monday that the second person with Ebola is a doctor,...
July 27, 2014
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Joy Ogwu said the country is open to negotiations in order to secure the release of over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted in April.
July 24, 2014
At least 39 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna on Wednesday, security sources and eyewitness said.
In the first blast, 25 people were killed whil...
July 7, 2014
More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said on Monday. Nigerian security forces and federal governme...