Nigeria

Liberia women sing after  praying for help with the Ebola virus, in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia.  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, […]

08/14/2014

Lionel Messi is lifted as Argentina celebrates its win again Nigeria. (AP Foto/Michael Sohn)

Argentina beats Nigeria 3-2 as both teams advance

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. […]

06/25/2014

An unidentified mother cries out during a demonstration with others who have daughters among the kidnapped school girls of government secondary school Chibok, Tuesday April 29, 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria. (AP Photo/ Gbemiga Olamikan)

Nigerian official: Hundreds killed in attack

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants killed hundreds of people in an attack on a border town in Nigeria’s remote northeast, escalating the country’s violent insurrection in which more than 270 schoolgirls have been kidnapped. […]

05/07/2014

FILE - In this Monday April 21, 2014 file photo, four female students of the government secondary school Chibok, who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families, walk in Chibok, Nigeria. A civil society group says Wednesday April 30, 2014, that villagers are reporting that scores of girls and young women who were recently kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry Islamic extremists. A federal senator for the area in northeast Nigeria wants the government to get international help to rescue the more than 200 missing girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a school two weeks ago. (AP Photo/ Haruna Umar, File)

Nigeria police: 276 abducted girls still missing

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) – The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from a previous estimate, police said, adding that the actual number abducted by Islamic […]

05/02/2014

Extremists kill 12 in Nigerian Christian villages

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists targeted two Christian villages in mainly Muslim northeast Nigeria and killed at least 12 civilians including guests at a wedding reception, witnesses said Monday. The soldiers fighting to […]

12/30/2013

In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene looks in awe as a rescue diver surfaces into the air pocket which has kept Okene alive for nearly three days, recorded by the diver's headcam. (AP Photo/DCN Diving)

Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. A video of the Nigerian […]

12/03/2013

Pirates kidnap Americans from commercial ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pirates attacked a commercial ship near the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two U.S. mariners, a U.S. defense official said Thursday. The captain and an engineer were taken away from the offshore […]

10/24/2013

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Nigerian cleric describes “open season on Christians”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria says his nation’s 80 million Christians are being terrorized by an Islamist sect whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.” Boko Haram and its […]

07/26/2013

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author. (AP Photo)

Chinua Achebe, who wrote of Nigeria’s ills, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinua Achebe, internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident, died at age 82 after a brief illness. He lived through and helped define revolutionary change in Nigeria.

03/22/2013

Gates hopes polio will be eradicated by 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Software magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates, who is helping spearhead a global campaign to eradicate polio, said Thursday he hopes that by 2015 no child in the world will be paralyzed […]

09/28/2012

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