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# africa - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for ‘lifesaving’ medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

# africa - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR Catastrophe This post contains images

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR

A total of 2,599 people died by gunshot, machete attacks or grenades in a six-month period.

# africa - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man founds ‘new nation’ in Africa so his daughter can be a princess Princess Emily

# africa - Friday 11 July, 2014

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# africa - Thursday 10 July, 2014

African elephants could quickly “be driven to extinction locally”, warns conservation group

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

# africa - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Boko Haram have abducted another SIXTY women and girls

The militant group has been holding over 200 schoolgirls captive since mid-April.

# africa - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of… is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?

The Central African Republic doesn’t stir associations like Liberia or Egypt, and this anonymity is contributing to human suffering of catastrophic proportions.

# africa - Monday 16 June, 2014

After 7 years and almost €7 million, super banana will face its first human trial

The banana may look like other bananas but on the inside it’s a whole other story.

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.

Authorities are blaming al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group, for the attack at Mpeketoni.

# africa - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Kenya’s largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.

# africa - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death to be freed ‘within days’

Meriam Ibrahim was condemned to death by flogging and hanging for marrying a Christian man.

# africa - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

500 African migrants leapt a fence into Spanish territory today Out Of Africa This post contains videos

500 African migrants leapt a fence into Spanish territory today

At least 1,000 sub-Saharan Africans had joined in the pre-dawn attempt to enter Melilla, one of two Spanish-held cities on the northern coast of Africa.

# africa - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Opinion: It is a great feeling knowing that your children can call Ireland home

The longer one stays in Ireland and gets to know Irish people, the nuances and craic and communities.

# africa - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met

As an orphan in Uganda, I was faced with a lot of challenges growing up. But when I moved to Ireland my life changed: I felt safe.

# africa - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# africa - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Column: With a positive attitude and determination to succeed, the sky is the limit

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this weekend. Here, entrepreneur Timi Martins talks about being an entrepreneur in Ireland.

# africa - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Column: Dance has the ability to bring people together, no matter where they’re from

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide. Here, student and dancer Onai Tafuma writes about her life in Ireland.

# africa - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Column: ‘Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent’

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week. Here, writer and broadcaster Carol Azams writes about her life in Ireland.

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead South Sudan This post contains images

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead

The crisis in South Sudan is now at a tipping point – we cannot afford to wait. The history books will pass their judgement on how we now react.

# africa - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram

Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.

# africa - Monday 12 May, 2014

Irish artist wins international prize for his psychedelic war photography

Kilkenny’s Richard Mosse was this evening announced as the winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Prosecutors ask for Oscar Pistorius to be placed under psychiatric observation

The option of changing his defence to one of “diminished responsibility” was raised during the Olympian’s trial today.

# africa - Saturday 10 May, 2014

After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan War

After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met yesterday, prayed together, and agreed that “all hostile activities will stop”.

# africa - Monday 5 May, 2014

Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches

South Sudan is already predicting that 50,000 children under five could die of hunger before the year is out.

# africa - Friday 25 April, 2014

Photo: Here’s what €170 million worth of heroin looks like

It was the biggest ever haul of heroin ever seized at sea.

# africa - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

At least 57 dead, death toll still rising as train flies off rails in Congo swamp

The train crashed in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bodies are being being buried after being taken from the wreckage, as there is no morgue in the area….

# africa - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

# africa - Friday 18 April, 2014

58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan

48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.

# africa - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: The forgotten crises that don’t make the evening news still deserve our attention

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

# africa - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Column: ‘Memories of the genocide drew screams and wails that echoed around the stadium’

The atmosphere in Rwanda as it remembers its horrific genocide of 20 years ago has been equal parts sombre and hopeful, writes Karen Power.

# africa - Friday 4 April, 2014

Column: Rwanda … 20 years on, has the unforgettable country been forgotten?

Nearly one million people died in 100 days during the Rwandan genocide – an atrocity on a scale that horrified the world. But, asks John Fitzsimons, what have we really learned?

# africa - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.

# africa - Friday 28 March, 2014

Children left homeless by fire ‘went to school like it was a normal day’ South Africa This post contains images

Children left homeless by fire ‘went to school like it was a normal day’

Hundreds of Irish volunteers arrived in Cape Town last week to help build new classrooms for the children.

# africa - Thursday 27 March, 2014

DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads

An outbreak of the virus has killed dozens of people in the West African nation’s southern forests.

# africa - Monday 24 March, 2014

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial

A court has sentenced the Morsi supporters to death, most of whom are on the run.

# africa - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Rotting bodies and skeletons found in Nigerian ‘House of Horror’

Police also rescued several severely malnourished people found wandering nearby. It’s reported that others were found alive, shackled inside.

34 dead, as Ebola confirmed as source of Guinea epidemic

There’s no treatment or vaccine available for the disease — which is transmitted by contact with blood, faeces, sweat, sexual contact or unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.

# africa - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Sunlight can make this dirty water clean…and save lives

Today is World Water Day…but clean tap water is a pipe dream for 780 million people across the globe.

Nigerian police free pregnant teens in ‘baby factory’ raid

The teenagers and young women were found in a house that was stormed in the Akute district.

# africa - Friday 21 March, 2014

320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is aiming to help 10,000 pupils by the end of this year.

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