With over 2,500 dead & 5,000 cases in West Africa, WHO says current Ebola outbreak is “unparalleled in modern times” (Reuters)
Ukraine and EU parliaments ratify deal on political association and trade simultaneously in Strasbourg and Kyiv
Ukraine’s parliament passes law, proposed by president, to grant special status to separatist-minded eastern regions and grant amnesty to separatists involved in recent fighting with government forces (Parliament deputies via Reuters)
Gunmen from Islamist sect Boko Haram killed 51 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said on Wednesday, in a region where President Goodluck Jonathan’s troops are struggling to contain its insurgency.
Dozens of Boko Haram fighters speeding along in trucks painted in military colours and armed with automatic weapons and explosives stormed Konduga local government area in Borno state at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, burning houses and shooting fleeing villagers, according to witnesses.
The insurgents also took 20 young girls from a local college hostage, a teacher said. The military confirmed the attack took place but said it was still assessing the number of casualties.