Nigeria militants 'seize' major town
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:04 GMT
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC. US targets al-Shabab's leader
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:44:15 GMT
The US military says it has carried out air strikes in Somalia, targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, but it is unclear if he was killed. Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:29 GMT
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:59:50 GMT
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks". Ebola 'threatens W Africa harvests'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:08:28 GMT
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Boko Haram attacks prompt concern for Nigeria's northeast
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:06:41 -0700
Boko Haram have seized a strategic town in Nigeria's far northeast, prompting denials from the military, as experts said the government risked losing control and the region was "on the brink" of takeover. Residents in Bama and a local lawmaker said some 400 troops, some of them without weapons or boots, fled after a military jet mistakenly bombarded the town's barracks during intense fighting ... Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria for Cameroon
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:44:40 -0700
Yaoundé (AFP) - Sustained Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria's far northeast have forced thousands of people from their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon, authorities said on Sunday. "We've been flooded here in Mora by Cameroonians and Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram," a police officer in the northern town told AFP on condition of anonymity. The number of internally displaced ... Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 17 cases total
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:58:12 -0700
Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday. A doctor in Port Harcourt died last week after treating someone who came in contact of the Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country ... Nigeria turns to beauty spots to revive tourism
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:45:33 -0700
Birdwatchers often go to extreme lengths to spot a rare species, even travelling to the westernmost of Alaska's Aleutian islands. By contrast, the bird sanctuary in Nigeria's Amurum Forest Reserve, where undulating rock formations surround a savannah dominated by lush, tall grass, is rarely, if ever, on any twitcher's wish list. More than 260 bird species have been spotted in the reserve ...