Patrick Sawyer, Suspected Liberia Ebola Case in Lagos, Is Dead
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has been informed that Mr. Patrick Sawyer, a WASH consultant at the Ministry of Finance, who had been quarantined since falling ill after arriving in the Nigerian state of Lagos for a conference last Sunday, has died.
Child Marriage - 20 Most Affected Countries
[Girls Not Brides]Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe.
Nigerian Diplomat Hails Zim Literacy Levels
[CAJ News]Harare -AN outgoing Nigeria envoy in Zimbabwe hailed the host country's high literacy rate saying it was enhancing the economic development of the continent.
Families of Kidnapped Girls Refuse to Meet With Nigerian President
[VOA]President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday promised the Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai that he would meet with families of the girls held captive by Boko Haram militants for the past three months. The meeting was scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja, but families of the missing girls canceled at the last minute.
'Leahy Laws,' Nigerian Crisis Are Focus of Congressional Hearing
[U.S. House]Washington, DC -Helping the Nigerian government in its fight against the notorious terror group called Boko Haram was the topic of a House hearing held Thursday by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the Africa and global human rights subcommittee. Smith, who has traveled to Nigeria twice in the past year, chaired the hearing.
Statement At the End of the IMF Staff Mission to Niger
[IMF]An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from June 22-26, 2014 for the fourth review of Niger's financial and economic program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).