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Ebola: Social Media Reacts to CNN Labelling Niger as Nigeria



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CNN got this wrong and social media is reacting.

Yesterday, the news channel ran a story concerning the spread of Ebola in Western Africa.

CNN claims there are 1,603 cases, 887 deaths and 55% fatality rate.

To highlight the countries affected including Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, they accidentally called Niger, Nigeria while using the colour red to highlight the country.

And of course social media is reacting to it…
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  1. bruno

    August 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

    SHADE, lol , nigeria is so irrelevant. ADELE DAZEEM.

    • Mo

      August 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Does the ranting solve the current situation of things in d country. Mmmmmshew

  2. bruno

    August 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

    CNN aka amebo network.

  3. makeupbyebi

    August 6, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Just too bad 🙁

  4. Amanze

    August 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

    NA god go punish dat person

    • Dee

      August 6, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      For what exactly? Lol. Nigerians are so unforgiving. I bet half of y’all can’t find America on a map. They haven’t wrongfully said there’s ebola in Nigeria – they only mixed it up on the map.

    • Jane

      August 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      You are an idiot Dee. How can they make such a mistake and how can you stand here and defend them? You must be stupid. It is not a “must” that Nigerians should know all the maps of the world. But it is the job of a news reporter to know exactly where and what they are reporting. How stupid are you?! Kill yourself!

    • Nikky

      August 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      oh hush up. Let someone do mistakenly do the same about America, and see if they won’t carry it along. Its a shame that a network as big as CNN make such mistakes. this is not the first time.


    August 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Every bad thing, they want to associate it with Nigeria.

  6. pauzzle

    August 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

    is so disturbing and worrying…if CNN came to this so called Nigeria for report on terror and other stuffs…now mistakenly taken NIGERIA as NIGER….mehn..This is a public ridicle which must be look into.

  7. Mz Socially Awkward...

    August 6, 2014 at 10:47 am

    The many dangers of misinformation.

  8. missy J

    August 6, 2014 at 10:51 am

    After you think they care about you. SMH

  9. CEO

    August 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

    No they didnt! Somebody has to be responsible. That’s actually a gross mistake especially at a time like this. Sending out wrong information to hundreds of thousands of people who could be ignorant as well that Nigeria is in the RED.

  10. CEO

    August 6, 2014 at 11:12 am

    No they didnt! Somebody has to be responsible. That’s actually a gross mistake especially at a time like this. Sending out wrong information to millions of people who could be ignorant as well that Nigeria is in the RED.

  11. Loulou

    August 6, 2014 at 11:19 am

    And many of them make mega bucks from Nigeria o, we sef we need to upgrade our thinking and system and make this nation a country to reckon with. This is really not nice

  12. hmm

    August 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Yesterday they even said Lagos is the capital. SMH. Whether they know where it is or not let Ebola be contained Shikena!!!

  13. Nnenna's

    August 6, 2014 at 11:34 am

    hahahahahahaha…………. I found this funny,But am glad people actually noticed and are calling CNN out. CNN or not there are mistakes that shouldn’t be made. I love my country.

  14. Angel

    August 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I don’t think CNN accidentally named Nigeria instead of Niger, they know exactly what they are doing, bastards!

    • Dee

      August 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Lol? What ‘exactly’ are they doing?

    • yetunde

      August 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Why don’t u shut up n accept CNN actually made a mistake rather than patching their butts?

  15. sum1special

    August 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

    this CNN people just keep insulting us.

  16. Omas

    August 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    that’s how they keep giving false reports about us.

  17. tai

    August 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Is this ignorance or sheer wickedness to Nigeria….. This is has stop. You are a global media house and need to be precise in sharing information. I guess everyone just reports news without proper accuracy these days!

    • Dee

      August 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Wickedness how?

  18. Nelly A.

    August 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I work for a PR firm when such mistakes are made the reporter quickly corrects it. But when its not corrected it is never a mistake! I hate CNN they are very subjective in their reports esp concerning Africa. That is how Al jazeera came to Yola looking for slums to cover and boko haram victims when we were showing them better place. All these foreign media should take cue that Africa is not ridiculed with disease and poverty. Good things still happen here. This misrepresentation is inappropriate and CNN should take honest responsibility of it and apologize.

  19. I go dey laff

    August 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    D biggest country in african #suprise

    • Ibinabo

      August 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      yea, “in african” #bigsurprise!

  20. liian

    August 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    pls @I go dey laff it is “Africa”.


    August 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Dayuuuuum that was not good. But then again who really cares about Nigeria except Nigerians.

  22. Pweetty

    August 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahaha…… Nofin is a mistake dis days again oooo.

  23. Pweetty

    August 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Nigerians av even used their mouths to invite d disease…. Ebola dis nd dat…. Wetin self?

  24. NNENNE

    August 7, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Couple of weeks ago, I commented on BN, that most foreigners confuse Nigeria with Niger.
    Boy, was I right?
    I was on a seminar and one of the presenters was citing an example with the famine in Nigeria in the mid 2000s that claimed so many lives.
    Years back an LA newspaper reported Nigeria as the second poorest country in Africa but their liink showed Niger.
    Anyway, what matters now is this Ebola!

  25. Zulu Girl for life

    August 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I am not a person who usually comments but I always read the comments …I love the good work you doing Bella Naija keep up the good work..I think this is disrespectful, the person disregarded, checking if that is the country, it shows how they disregard places in our continent, this goes back to the fact that , Africa is referred to as a country.. This mistake speaks volumes…the first mistake was Brazil and Hong Kong, these are countries they do not really take serious or do not respect as is just rude and I think they should apologize..imagine if a potential investor was watching CNN and then because they saw that, they would cease to. this is just rude..African is not a country.. Ngeke phela

  26. CHI

    August 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Olodo CNN

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