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Thousands flee after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria–residents

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Scores of heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked military and police stations in the Nigerian town of Gamboru Ngala on the Cameroon border, forcing thousands to flee, residents said.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

World takes precautions vs deadly Ebola outbreak

In this Aug. 6, 2014 file photo, a Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. AP

Nurses taking nervous passengers’ temperatures at airports and isolation wards standing eerily empty waiting to receive anyone showing symptoms—the world was already on the lookout for Ebola victims before the WHO issued a global alert on Friday.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nigerian official says 7 more show Ebola symptoms

Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris, pauses, during a news conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday July 28, 2014. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba

Lagos state health commissioner Jide Idris says seven people have Ebola symptoms and are in quarantine after primary contact with the man who flew to Lagos and died of the disease last month.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria mosques—witnesses


Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told the Agence France-Press blaming the Boko Haram Islamists.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Health, agriculture key to Africa’s development—Bill Gates


Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honorary degree in Ethiopia.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »