CNN Can't Find Nigeria On Map

Report on Ebola outbreak gets location of country wrong

In a report on the deadly Ebola outbreak, CNN misidentified one of the the countries stricken with the disease that has been plaguing West Africa since May. 

In a map shown on screen during a report on the spreading of the Ebola disease, CNN mistakenly identified the country of Niger as Nigeria. Nigeria, with a population of over 170 million, is a country along the West African coast. Niger, which borders Nigeria to the north, is a landlocked country with approximately 1/10th of Nigeria's population. 

Multiple viewers caught CNN's error and took to twitter to ridicule the cable news outlet's misplacement of the world's 7th most populous country:

 

 

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