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08/07/2014 11:09 am ET | Updated Aug 07, 2014

That's Not Where Nigeria Is, CNN

CNN is no doubt revising its map of Africa, as the network recently identified Niger as Nigeria:

Dear @CNN, the area you marked "Nigeria" is actually "Niger"; Nigeria is the area below it. Get a map-reader, please! pic.twitter.com/e03Fv1pcC2

— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) August 6, 2014

Multiple viewers unhappy about the error sounded off on Twitter:

Really @CNN Niger isn't Nigeria! Review your geography before sharing such wrong information with the world! pic.twitter.com/A2Bt5OGzV3

— Balkissa Idé Siddo (@Balkissaide) August 7, 2014

175 million people live in Nigeria and @CNN can't find it on a map: pic.twitter.com/dU5XDCtAoH

— Dell Cameron (@dellcam) August 6, 2014

As the Washington Post noted, this isn't the first mistake like this for CNN. The network mixed up Ukraine and Pakistan earlier this year, and once placed Hong Kong in South America. Geography fails are sadly common for newscasts — MSNBC and Fox News have fallen victim, too.

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