Nigeria http://www.kunc.org en Militants Kill Students In Dorms At Nigerian College http://www.kunc.org/post/militants-kill-students-dorms-nigerian-college As many as 50 students may be dead in Nigeria, after gunmen attacked an agricultural college's dormitories in the country's northeast. The attack, which occurred as many students slept, is being blamed on the group Boko Haram, which wants to form an Islamic state.<p>From The Associated Press:<p><blockquote><p>"As many as 50 students may have been killed in the assault that began at about 1 a.m. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 15:43:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50177 at http://www.kunc.org In Nigeria, Boko Haram Suspected In Attacks That Kill Dozens http://www.kunc.org/post/nigeria-boko-haram-suspected-attacks-kill-dozens The Islamist militant group Boko Haram was likely behind two more deadly attacks in Nigeria that left at least 56 people dead in the past few days, <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-08-13/nigerian-suspected-islamists-kill-56-people-in-northern-state" target="_blank">BloombergBusinessweek reports</a>.<p>It writes that:<p><blockquote><p>"At least 44 people were killed on Aug. 10 [Saturday] by gunmen wearing military uniforms who attacked a mosque in Konduga, about 435 miles northeast of the capital. ... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48290 at http://www.kunc.org In Nigeria, Boko Haram Suspected In Attacks That Kill Dozens Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide http://www.kunc.org/post/sickle-cell-anemia-rise-worldwide Sickle cell anemia may not be as well-known as, say, malaria, tuberculosis or AIDS. But every year, hundreds of thousands of babies around the world are born with this inherited blood disorder. And the numbers are expected to climb.<p>The number of sickle cell anemia cases is expected to increase about 30 percent globally by 2050, scientists <a href="http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001484">said</a> Tuesday in the journal <em>PLOS Medicine</em>. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:02:00 +0000 47179 at http://www.kunc.org Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide 'Horrific Attack' On School In Nigeria; Dozens Dead http://www.kunc.org/post/horrific-attack-school-nigeria-dozens-dead There's very disturbing news from Nigeria:<p><blockquote><p>"At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a school in northeastern Nigeria, reports say." (<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23209181" target="_blank">BBC News</a>)<p></blockquote><p>The BBC's Will Ross, reporting from Lagos, adds that "it sounds like a horrific attack." Survivors say the gunmen set fire to buildings. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46718 at http://www.kunc.org 'Horrific Attack' On School In Nigeria; Dozens Dead How Recalculating GDP Can Help App Designers In Nigeria http://www.kunc.org/post/how-recalculating-gdp-can-help-app-designers-nigeria If you're trying to grow a business in Nigeria and you want investors, you want Nigeria's economy to look as big as possible.<p>Bayo Puddicombe and Zubair Abubakar own a company called <a href="http://www.pledge51.com/main/category/portfolio/">Pledge 51</a>, which creates applications for Nigeria's low-tech cellphones. One of their most popular games lets players pretend to drive the notoriously wild buses crisscrossing the Nigerian city Lagos. It's called Danfo, after the buses.<p>These guys think they can make a lot of money for some savvy foreign investors. Fri, 31 May 2013 09:03:00 +0000 45098 at http://www.kunc.org How Recalculating GDP Can Help App Designers In Nigeria