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Ebola crisis "beyond a disaster"

Ebola crisis "beyond a disaster"

Aug 07, 2014

7 August 2014 - The unprecedented numbers of ebola cases that now reach across four western African countries is creating fear, stigma and discrimination, as well as a mountining death toll.

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About Nigeria
  • Population: 154.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Largest city: Lagos
  • Area: 923,768 sq km (356,669 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 47 years (men), 48 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Nigerian naira = 100 kobo
  • Main exports: Petroleum, petroleum products, cocoa, rubber
  • GNI per capita: US $1,160 (World Bank, 2008)