Tag Archives: Nigeria

Millions homeless after floodgate bungle

Local officials in northern Nigeria say two million people have been displaced after the authorities opened floodgates on two dams. Torrential waters have swept through plains and low-lying areas of Jigawa, a region bordering the Sahara.

Cholera Kills 300 in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — UNICEF says more than 300 people have died in the West African nation of Cameroon from the country’s worst cholera outbreak in 20 years. UNICEF said Monday that more than 4,500 people have been sickened by the

Mutant Polio Virus Spreads rapidly in Nigeria

124 Children Afflicted This Year By Paralyzing Disease, Believed To Be Caused By Same Vaccine Used To Fight It Polio, the dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some

Nigerian militants say Shell pipeline destroyed

LAGOS (AFP) – The main militant group in southern Nigeria — the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) — said Thursday it had destroyed a major oil pipeline belonging to Royal Dutch Shell.