The women, whose ages range from 15 to 28, had been lured to Lagos, Nigeria, with the promise of employment.
Experts described the goal to wipe out the disease in a generation as "ambitious, achievable, and necessary."
Senegal remains the hot favorite to win a first continental trophy, but Algeria has impressed so far in the tournament.
Algeria has become the tournament favorite after winning every game. How far can Madagascar go in its first AFCON?
Biafran secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu says only a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections can compell Nigeria to peacefully resolve the Biafra independence question.
Dozens of demonstrators were alleged to have been killed in clashes with Nigerian security forces in the past week.
Some militants are still fighting while others are "hiding out in sympathetic communities and urban areas," according to a new U.N. report.
Genetic research has nearly excluded an entire continent. A massive effort to remedy that could change the future of cancer treatment—and of science.
Boko Haram militants have killed 30,000 in Nigeria people since 2009.
This is not the first incident of supposedly bulletproof products failing to function in Nigeria.
The attacks and deadly retaliation are threatening to eclipse Boko Haram as the top security issue leading into next year's election, analysts have warned.
The owner of the school near Lagos, Nigeria, refused to untie the students and attacked a police officer.
Queen Obioma alleges United Airlines discriminated against her and her children because they were black.
"The grand corruption of our recent past saw tens of billions of dollars frittered away on fraudulent oil deals and bogus military contracts."
Confusion over whereabouts of schoolchildren following latest attack by Islamic militants in Nigeria.
Some say Rogelio Martinez was bludgeoned to death by rocks. Ted Cruz jumped on the bandwagon.
Hungarian authorities refused an application from a Nigerian man after he failed a homosexuality test.
For the first time, the Nigerian women's bobsled team will compete in the 2018 winter Olympics.