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  • Thousands of American troops headed to Africa to fight… Ebola?

    09/16/2014 6:44:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 16, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Africa is rapidly becoming an environment rich in both targets and threats. In Nigeria, the fundamentalist terror group Boko Haram has seized vast swaths of territory and declared the foundation of an African Islamic caliphate. The group known for kidnapping, killing, and enslaving children has embarked on a crusade to destroy the ancient Christian communities in the territory it controls and has imposed Sharia law on locals. In Libya, the Islamist militias which arose after Gaddafi fell have captured the country’s capital. On Tuesday, new mysterious airstrikes were reportedly carried out against positions occupied by the Islamist militia, Libyan Dawn....
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • Boko Haram Militants Have Surrounded a Major Nigerian City

    09/13/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    VICE News ^ | 9/13/2014 (10:40 AM) | Samuel Oakford
    A month after declaring an Islamic state-like caliphate in Northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have reportedly surrounded the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where residents expect an attack on what could be the group's largest and most symbolic seizure yet. ...
  • Nigeria: Hajj 2014 - Ogun Commences Airlifting of Pilgrims Today

    09/10/2014 3:30:33 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9-7-14 | Ishola Balogun
    The Ogun State Government has concluded arrangements for the commencement of airlifting of the first batch of pilgrims for the 2014 Hajj exercise today, Sunday, 7 September, 2014. The Executive Secretary, Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alh. Sefiu Rasheed, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday, affirming that all eligible pilgrims whose names fall in the category (A) of the first batch list are expected to converge on the Board's headquarters at Governor's office Complex, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta by 7.30am, for onward movement to the International Hajj camp, Lagos, in anticipation of their flight to Saudi Arabia. Sefiu added that...
  • US federal air marshal attacked with syringe in Lagos airport

    09/08/2014 5:35:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE – The FBI and CDC are investigating an attack on a federal air marshal who was injected with a syringe full of an unknown substance inside the Lagos, Nigeria airport on Sunday, according to a Situational Awareness notice obtained by FoxNews.com. A federal air marshal reported being attacked by a subject while on the public side of the Lagos Airport on Sunday, according to an alert from TSA's Transportation Security Operations Center distributed throughout the agency on Monday afternoon. It appeared to be an isolated incident, the alert says. "The [air marshal] reported that the subject stuck him with...
  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

    09/07/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    AOL News ^ | 7/9/14 | Ibrahim Abulaziz & Michelle Faul
    <p>YOLA, Nigeria (AP) - ...Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses said Sunday, as the militants pursue their new aim to carve out an "Islamic caliphate" under their black and white flag.</p>
  • Nigeria Teams up with MasterCard to Launch ID Cards

    09/07/2014 7:59:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    brookings.edu ^ | 8-29-2014
    Nigeria launched new national identification cards this week, and President Goodluck Jonathan received the first card. Each card contains biometric information and has the capability to receive electronic payments. The first phase of the collaborative effort between MasterCard and the Nigerian government will issue cards to 13 million Nigerians. The government plans to use the cards to electronically deliver salaries and pensions to reduce mismanagement of government payments. Some Nigerians are not excited about the identification cards. The Premium Times reported on citizen’s concerns about the collection of biometric information. Nigerians also reported distrust about the collaboration between MasterCard and...
  • Another problem for Hillary [A Benghazi-like incident in Nigeria...Boko Haram]

    09/06/2014 6:27:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    World Magazine ^ | September 5, 2014 | J.C. DERRICK
    Who is Vernice Guthrie, and where was she at 11 a.m. West Africa Time on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011? On that day, terrorist group Boko Haram carried out a suicide bombing at the main UN building in Abuja, Nigeria, killing 24 persons and injuring more than 100. Since then Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and other lawmakers have three times during hearings asked State Department officials whether Americans were in that building. Three times those officials have hedged. Now, Boko Haram’s rise has led to the deaths of thousands of Nigerians, the destruction of hundreds of churches, and the kidnapping this...
  • Ebola: Civilians Barred from Military Hospitals, Lagos Hospitals Reject Patients (Nigeria)

    09/05/2014 5:59:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    This Day Live ^ | 9-5-14 | Adeola Akinremi, Chiemelie Ezeobi and Benjamin Nworie
    Scared stiff of the Ebola virus especially in some Lagos hospitals, the military has secretly ordered its health care workers to stop attending to civilians at its hospitals across the country. In most military hospitals in Nigeria, civilians account for less than 80 per cent of the patients that are attended to on a daily basis, meaning that the order will be depriving a sizeable number of Nigerians from accessing medical care from the military hospitals. A source close to the military told THISDAY that the instruction was handed down in a memo to all Nigerian Air Force hospitals in...
  • U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia

    09/01/2014 5:18:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Barbara Starr
    Breaking News U.S. Military Conducts Operation In Somalia By Barbara Starr September 1, 2014 (CNN) -- U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he said.
  • Dog Meat: It Cures Malaria, Repels Witches – Eaters in Ibusa, Agbor, Ubulu-Uku, Umunede

    09/02/2014 6:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | September 02, 2014 | Emmanuel Okolie
    AGBOR—THE number of people turning to dog meat (flesh and other palatable parts derived from dogs) for its undocumented health and spiritual benefits is snowballing, compelling sellers to open road side joints where they butcher and sell the meat, fresh or cooked. From Ibusa to Agbor, Ubuluku and Umunede in Delta State, you see men mostly in hidden or open kiosks demolishing plates of dog meat pepper soup, which they claim stands out from any other meats Dog meat joint Dogs butcher at work Dogs butcher at work As a group of people gathered round a giant size cooking pot...
  • Shell sells some Nigerian onshore oil fields

    08/28/2014 5:26:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 27, 2014 | Ron Bousso and Tim Cocks
    Royal Dutch Shell said it had reached deals on some of the four Nigerian oil fields it has offered for sale as the oil major pushes ahead with divesting global assets to cut costs. Shell last year put up for sale its 30 percent shares in four oil blocks in the Niger Delta - Oil Mining Licences... - as well as a major pipeline, the Nembe Creek Trunk Line. "We have signed sales and purchase agreements for some of the oil mining leases, but not all that we are seeking to divest," a Shell spokesman said on Wednesday. In several...
  • Ebola outbreak: Nigeria closes all schools until October

    08/27/2014 5:55:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | August 29, 2014
    All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The new academic year was due to start on Monday.But the education minister ordered the closures to allow staff to be trained on how to handle suspected Ebola cases.Five people have died of Ebola in Nigeria. The West Africa outbreak has centred on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 1,400 people.
  • Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

    08/21/2014 10:27:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 21, 2014 | Ed Adamczyk
    Boko Haram militants seized a police academy in Gwoza, Nigeria, storming the school in armored tanks taken from Nigerian soldiers. A local police spokesman confirmed the attack on the Liman Kara police college. ... An armored tank, parked at the entrance to the academy, was blown up by Boko Haram members to gain entrance.
  • Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town [executes 2 for smoking cigarettes]

    08/21/2014 7:07:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/21/2014 | Aminu Abubakar
    Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group's increasing territorial ambitions. The insurgents have tended to use hit-and-run attacks in the past but the recent seizure of towns suggests a significant shift in strategy, more in keeping with their stated goal of carving out a strict Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria. Residents who fled the assault on the fallen town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state said attacks began late last month and the insurgents have since taken over the...
  • Top doctor is Nigeria's fifth Ebola death

    08/20/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 23 replies
    news24 ^ | Aug 20, 2014
    Top doctor is Nigeria's fifth Ebola death Abuja - A senior doctor who treated Nigeria's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Tuesday. Chukwu said the doctor was "the most senior who participated in the management of the (first Ebola) patient" in the country. Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, aged 40, died in a Lagos hospital on 25 July, five days after arriving at the city's airport visibly unwell on a flight from the Liberian capital, Monrovia. "With this unfortunate development, the total number of Ebola virus-related...
  • Ebola tests on British-Nigerian woman found dead in her apartment (Austria)

    08/19/2014 4:34:41 AM PDT · by Wage Slave · 38 replies
    Mirror ^ | 18 August 2014 | Don Mackay
    A 48-year-old British Nigerian woman is feared to have died of the deadly ebola virus in Austria. The woman’s body was found at her apartment in Vomp, in the Tyrol, at the weekend after she returned from a trip to Nigeria.
  • Two suspected cases of Ebola in Austria: regional governor

    08/19/2014 1:26:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8-19-14 | Yahoo
    Two men who arrived in Austria last week from Nigeria have been hospitalised on suspicion of carrying the Ebola disease, a regional Austrian governor said Tuesday. Blood samples were sent to a laboratory in Germany with results expected later on Tuesday, Josef Puehringer, governor of Upper Austria province said. The two men were hospitalised in Voecklabruck after developing a fever following their return from Lagos and were currently being held in quarantine, Puehringer said.
  • Ebola cases in West Africa rise to 2,240, with 1,229 dead; quarantine victims to get food

    08/19/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries, including Nigeria. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No. 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among their populations. On Friday, these small two West African nations and a medical charity chided the WHO for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.
  • Nigerian who died in UAE may have shown signs consistent with Ebola

    08/17/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 8-18-2014 | Reuters
    A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs “that may be consistent with Ebola,” the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday. The 35-year-old woman was travelling to India from Nigeria via Abu Dhabi to seek treatment for advanced cancer when her health deteriorated during her time in transit at Abu Dhabi’s airport, the authority said in a statement according to the state WAM news agency. “It was noted at the time of resuscitation that she had shown signs that may be consistent with Ebola virus infection, although her existing medical condition provided...
  • Ebola patients flee armed attack on Liberian isolation ward

    08/17/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    Armed men attacked an Ebola isolation ward in the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight, prompting 29 patients to flee the facility, witnesses said Sunday. 'They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled,' said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams. Meanwhile, a Nigerian man was today at the centre of an Ebola health scare on the Spanish Costas, which contains an estimated British population of more than 82,000.
  • Nigeria: When Will Europeans See Light and Embrace Polygamy?

    08/12/2014 9:41:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    AllAfrica / The Daily Independent ^ | July 20, 2014 | Rotimi Akinwumi
    Anytime I hear negative comments on the decision of Nigeria to ban homosexuality and gay marriage, my body develops goose pimples. I have made efforts at trying to rationalize why a man with his six senses, working at optimal level, will engage in animalistic actions and still make efforts at justifying such, hiding under the fallacious canopy of human right. Procreation, as designed by the creator, is meant to be carried out between a male and a female, and this had been the norm for generations. However, with some persons deciding to behave like animals; in fact, going below the...
  • Obama wants more contraceptives for Nigeria. Nigerians want none of it.

    08/12/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life Site ^ | Steven Mosher
    With a population of 177 million, Nigeria has long been a target of population controllers. It is listed in NSSM 200, the infamous Nixon/Kissinger document which launched the war on people, as a country of special concern. As such, it has gotten more than its share of the abortifacients, sterilizing agents, and contraceptives that the American government has poured into Africa over the past few decades. Still, it is not enough, at least according to the Obama administration, which wants to increase the current shipments.[1] Their excuse is that maternal mortality in Nigeria is still too high, and if they...
  • Why I fear the Ebola virus threat in Lagos

    08/12/2014 6:30:30 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Sede Alonge
    With an ill-equipped healthcare system, poor hygeine and crowded streets, Nigerians living in the country's biggest city are understandably anxious about the deadly Ebola outbreak... Our mediocre, ill-equipped healthcare system hardly gives much cause for confidence. Nor the fact that doctors in state run hospitals happen to be currently on strike....
  • Muslims Take 100 Christians, Burn Them Alive, Slit Their Throats, Shoot Them, And Hack Them To Death

    08/11/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 65 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 8/11/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    Muslims in Nigeria took a 100 Christians and murdered all of them in the most horrific ways, burning them alive, slitting their throats, hacking them to death, and shooting them. They also burned down several churches. As one report says: The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the military reportedly fled before an insurgent force backed by international terrorist groups, began at about 4 a.m., producing eyewitness assertions that Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, had taken control of the town of more than 276,000 people....
  • Nigeria announces 10 Ebola cases as outbreak spreads

    08/11/2014 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.08.2014 | Deutsche Welle staff
    Nigeria announces 10 Ebola cases as outbreak spreads Nigeria has confirmed a new case of Ebola in its financial capital, Lagos. Senegal and Rwanda have each announced their first suspected cases, as nations take measures to halt the spread of the deadly virus. Nigeria on Monday confirmed its 10th case of Ebola in its largest city and financial capital, Lagos. Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the latest confirmed case was a female nurse involved in the care of a Liberian-American man who died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital on July 25. Only one other infected person who, like all...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-08 : ISIS, Hamas, and Boko Haram

    08/09/2014 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 17 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-028-08 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 8, 2014 Newt Gingrich : ISIS, Hamas, and Boko Haram ===================================================== Grim, unyielding and violent reality is beginning to confront the American political establishment with facts from which it cannot hide. For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Year after year since then, radical Islamists have grown more militant, more sophisticated and more numerous. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-06 : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality

    08/07/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-06 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 6, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality ===================================================== President Obama is in serious danger of joining a select group of disastrous leaders who put their people and their country in desperate circumstances that cost lives and risked ruinous defeat. Almost everywhere you look around the world, the situation is worse for the United States and worse for freedom than when President Obama took office—in many cases catastrophically so. There isn’t much sign that he recognizes this or is particularly concerned. Iraq is the most obvious (and potentially most dangerous) example....
  • Muslim Persecution of Christians: October, 2011;

    11/19/2011 10:47:03 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/19/2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    "The World Remains Silent; It Is As If We Had Been Swallowed Up by The Night." Egypt's Maspero massacre—where the military killed dozens of Christians protesting the destruction of their churches—dominates October's persecution headlines. Facts and details concerning the military's "crimes against humanity" are documented in this report, and include videos of armored-vehicles running over civilians, a catalog of lies and deceitful tactics employed by Egypt's rulers and state media, and other matters overlooked by the West. More damning evidence continues to emerge: not only did Egypt's military plan to massacre Christians to teach them a "lesson" never to...
  • Fear Of Hillary Clinton Leads Conservatives To Illogically Blame Her For Boko Haram

    05/10/2014 5:32:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 10, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    On April 16th, in Nigeria, about 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The story didn’t become widely known in the US for a while. However, now that efforts are being made by the United States government to assist in recovering these girls, conservatives have decided to use this time to play the blame game. Over the past couple of days, the right-wing media has focused their attentions solely on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Based on the logic they are presenting, Clinton is to blame for Boko Haram’s actions due to her not designating...
  • Nigeria: Muslims shoot, fire-bomb, slash men, women and children, murder > 100 in Christian town

    08/09/2014 4:55:16 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch citing morningstar news ^ | 8/9/2014 | Robert Spencer
    After weeks of sacking villages and destroying church buildings around Nigeria’s northeastern town of Gwoza, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram on Wednesday (Aug. 6) killed an estimated 100 people in the predominantly Christian town, sources said. The shooting, fire-bombing and slashing of men, women and children in Gwoza, Borno state, as initially the military reportedly fled before an insurgent force backed by international terrorist groups, began at about 4 a.m., producing eyewitness assertions that Boko Haram, which seeks to impose sharia (Islamic law) throughout Nigeria, had taken control of the town of more than 276,000 people. “You have been fleeing...
  • ISIS, Hamas and Boko Haram: Believe their intentions

    08/08/2014 11:21:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, there is a clear wave of vicious religious warfare being waged against civilization by fanatics who openly promise and engage in genocidal killing. ISIS has made its murderous intentions painfully clear. It has proven in town after town that it...
  • Canada quarantines patient with Ebola-like symptoms

    Canadian health officials said a patient who returned from Nigeria has been put in isolation in a hospital in a suburb of Toronto. The patient showed symptoms of fever and flu, possible signs of the deadly Ebola virus. Nigeria is one of several countries in West Africa that has had confirmed cases of Ebola, in the world's largest ever outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. 961 people have died following the outbreak and nearly 1,800 people have been infected since the beginning of the year. The unnamed male patient was being treated at the William Osler Health System's Brampton Civic...
  • Nigeria Declares State Of Emergency/ Study Finds W. African Ebola Virus Is Undetected New Strain

    08/08/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8-8-2014 | Durden
    Following the WHO's warnings, (the ironically named) Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a "state of emergency" over the Ebola outbreak that is rapidly escalating in his nation. This comes on the heels of a US medical journal study that finds, as Reuters reports, the Ebola virus that is ravagaing West Africa was not imported from Central Africa but caused by a "new strain" of the disease - raising the specter of further regional epidemics. Ebola is endemic to Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Sudan and Gabon, and scientists initially believed that Central Africa's Zaire strain of the virus...
  • Ebola: Patrick Sawyer Escaped Quarantine

    08/08/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies
    ThisDay (Nigerian paper of record) ^ | 08/08/2014 | Adeola Akinremi, Chiemelie Ezeobi , Damilola Oyedele and Paul Obi
    It has been revealed that the Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who travelled to Lagos from Monrovia and became Nigeria’s index case for the Ebola virus was actually under surveillance by the Liberian health authorities, even though he still managed to board a flight to travel. (...) Speaking with journalists at the end of the briefing, Mcintosh said: “Because he had contact with somebody who died from Ebola, he was quarantined in his own country but he evaded the quarantine and came to Nigeria.” (...) Video Shows Sawyer was Very Ill It has also emerged that Sawyer looked “terribly ill” and...
  • WHO: Ebola virus disease update - West Africa (1779 cases, 961 deaths)

    08/08/2014 8:13:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    WHO ^ | 08/08/2014 | WHO
    Epidemiology and surveillance Between 5 and 6 August 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Health sector response On Wednesday, 6 August and Thursday, 7 August, an Emergency Committee was held via teleconference to determine whether the current outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. After discussion and deliberation on the information provided, the Committee advised that: the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes an ‘extraordinary event’ and a public health risk to other States;the...
  • Nigerian, suspected with Ebola infection, in Cotonou hospital (Benin Republic)

    08/07/2014 10:12:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    News Nigeria ^ | 8-7-2014 | NN
    Benin Republic, Nigeria’s neighbour, has reported its first case of Ebola. The suspected victim is however a Nigerian. He is now receiving treatment in a hospital in Cotonou, the seat of government. Health Minister Dorothée Gazard, an associate professor of parasitology and mycology, said on state television on Thursday, that a sample of of the Nigerian blood has been sent to Senegal for testing, . The case is unconfirmed but Gazard’s announcement triggered widespread fears in the political capital Cotonou. Many people said they would stock up on food and stop eating at popular roadside food stalls to avoid possible...
  • Liberia: Patrick Sawyer's Last Hours At Spriggs

    08/07/2014 10:55:58 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies
    AllAfrica.com ^ | 7 AUG 14 | Edwin G Genoway
    Images from a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) monitored here at the James Spriggs Payne's Airport have shown how the late Patrick Sawyer was terribly ill before boarding the Nigeria bond flight. The late Patrick from the recording, it appears he knew, he had been infected by the deadly tropical disease. His behavior, among other passengers waiting at the boarding gate was strange. His face bore a sad countenance like someone who was troubled, as he sat alone avoiding body contacts with everyone who came close by him.
  • Ebola outbreak: nurse who treated first victim in Nigeria dies

    08/06/2014 10:01:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/6/2014 | Monica Mark
    A nurse who treated Nigeria's first Ebola victim has died of the virus in Lagos as five new cases of the highly lethal disease were confirmed in Africa's most populous country. The nurse had helped care for Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberian-American civil servant who last month visited from Liberia, one of three countries in the region hit by the world's biggest epidemic. The five new cases are believed to be other health workers who came into contact with Sawyer, who died within days of his arrival. The total death toll from the Ebola outbreak has now risen to 932...
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • Death Toll From Ebola in W. Africa Hits 887: WHO (Now Spreading in Nigeria)

    08/04/2014 2:24:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | August 4, 2014 | BASHIR ADIGUN and JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH
    The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead. As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others who had been exposed to the doctor, a special plane landed in Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward. The second confirmed case in...
  • Ebola:Nigeria Health Minister confirms more cases

    08/04/2014 8:56:41 AM PDT · by Raebie · 41 replies
    Newsdiaryonline ^ | August 4, 2014 | Newsdiaryonline
    Nigeria’s Minister of Health Professor Oyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed new cases of Ebola virus infection among Nigerians. Particularly, the minister said the doctor who treated the Liberian Patrick Sawyer who died of the virus in Lagos last week. Sawyer suddenly took ill after arriving Lagos and was later diagnosed to have Ebola.He died later. Chukwu reportedly said out of 70 people who had contact with Sawyer, 8 have been quarantined. He added, specifically that two of those quarantined seem to have contracted the virus as they have been manifesting Ebola- like symptoms. Also the Federal government has inaugurated an Ebola...
  • Christians Killed in Nigeria Through June Already at 91% of 2013’s Full-Year Total

    08/03/2014 11:59:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2014 - 9:47 AM | Barbara Boland
    Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group in Nigeria, and other groups have killed 1,631 Christians in Nigeria in the first six months of 2014—91 percent of last year’s total number of Christians killed, according to in the country in all of last year, according to the human rights group Jubilee Campaign. Last year 1,783 Nigerian Christians were killed, according to Jubilee Campaign. …
  • Muslim Terrorists Rampage - Behead Dozens of People (WARNING Very Graphic Video)

    08/03/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 43 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | August 2 2014 | Onan Coca
    (Please Make Note Of The WARNING not everyone can bear to view this video) The brutality of ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been well documented – even al Qaeda warns ISIS not to be “too extreme.” But the horrors these monsters invent are terrifyingly new each day, and the latest example is the stuff of horror movies. Is our planet entering a new day where a large portion of our population is cloaked behind an “Iron Curtain” of Islamic barbarism? How can life continue “normally” in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Egypt, Lebanon, Gaza and the West...
  • Operation Change The Subject - While world falls apart, Dems obsess over Limbaugh and impeachment

    08/01/2014 6:31:46 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 9 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 01, 2014 | Brian Maloney
    What’s really important in today’s troubled world? One might think the answers are obvious: the disturbing war between Hamas and Israel that threatens to spread into something much larger, out-of-control spread of Ebola in Africa, corporate and sovereign defaults in Portugal and Argentina, Chinese military aggression in South Asia and whatever else we may have left out. But to Democrats, the focus is on Operation Change The Subject 2014, as partisans shift blame for presidential inaction away from Obama just as he heads to Martha’s Vineyard for yet another extended holiday.
  • Boko Haram Using Kidnapped Girls as Suicide Bombers?

    07/31/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ludovica Iaccino
    Boko Haram Mass Abduction: Fears Chibok Girls Being Used as Suicide Bombers Fears are growing that Boko Haram terror group is using the 220 girls it abducted in Chibok last April as suicide bombers. Speculations come as two students were killed and eight were injured in a suicide bombing at a university in Kano, northwest Nigeria. Information Nigeria reported the suicide bomber was a girl. Thirteen people were later killed as two women blew themselves up in two mosques in the town of Potiskum, Yobe State. The same day, Nigerian authorities arrested two suspected Boko Haram members travelling with a...
  • Helper of late Liberian shows Ebola symptoms —Official

    07/30/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT · by pops88 · 81 replies
    Punch ^ | 7/31/2014 | BUKOLA ADEBAYO
    A top official at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, has said that one of the people who helped the 40-year-old Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on the Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos flight may have been infected with the virus. The reliable source, who is also on the team of experts monitoring the testing and surveillance of persons who have had contact with the late Liberian victim in Lagos, told our correspondent on Wednesday, that although they had yet to confirm, the person was showing feverish symptoms similar to that of Ebola virus.
  • Nigeria Ambassador, 58 Others Had Contact with Ebola Victim (plane passengers not included)

    07/28/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    PM News (Nigeria) ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Kazeem Ugbodaga
    Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others have contact with, Patrick Sawyer, the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, who died in Lagos last Thursday, says the Lagos State Government. At a news conference on Monday 27 July at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that 59 people had contact with the late Sawyer, which include the Nigerian Ambassador to Laberia. “So far, a total of 59 contacts have been registered consisting 44 hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 Airport contacts,...
  • In Largest-Ever Outbreak, Ebola Spreads To Nigeria

    07/28/2014 8:18:57 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Nigeria’s national health minister confirmed that a Liberian man who died in a Nigerian megacity on Friday tested positive for Ebola, an often fatal virus that has killed nearly 700 people in the largest outbreak on record. Reuters reported that the man collapsed at the Lagos, Nigeria, airport on Sunday and was taken to the hospital, where he was put in quarantine. He died five days later.
  • Boko Haram Islamists Kidnap Deputy PM’s Wife in Cameroon

    07/28/2014 12:57:34 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 2 replies
    Gateway Pundit/The Guardian reporting ^ | July 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town’s mayor, was kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist militant group, has stepped up cross-border incursions into Cameroon in recent weeks as the country has deployed troops to the region, joining international efforts to combat the militants.