Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak


LAGOS - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country.

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Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading 28 Jul 2014

MONROVIA - The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.


Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies in ambulance 27 Jul 2014

FREETOWN - A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health official said.

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three 27 Jul 2014

YAOUNDE - Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said.

Bomb attack on church in Nigeria's Kano kills five 27 Jul 2014

KANO - A bomb attack on a Catholic church in northern Nigeria's main city of Kano killed five people and wounded eight on Sunday, a senior police officer said.


Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash 27 Jul 2014

PARIS/BAMAKO - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.