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#Africa

# africa - Saturday 20 June, 2015

What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?

“If one of them falls, the others tap on the roof and I stop the van.”

# africa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

# africa - Monday 25 May, 2015

To shape a fairer Africa in the next 50 years, we must listen to women

The African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ sets out a vision for the continent’s development over the next half-century – but how will it be reached?

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan War

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

The country has been fighting since 2013.

# africa - Friday 22 May, 2015

‘My life in Ireland is the normal tapestry of pleasure and pain – but the good far outweighs any bad’

It took me a little time to get used to a new culture, but I have discovered that Irish people love spreading happiness and positivity.

# africa - Thursday 21 May, 2015

‘My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible’

My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).

# africa - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Ireland isn’t as welcoming as it used to be

But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.

# africa - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

French soldiers accused of ‘stomach-turning’ rape of children fleeing war

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.

# africa - Sunday 19 April, 2015

# africa - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

People are making sure victims of the Kenyan massacre are not forgotten

The names of the deceased and their stories are being shared on Twitter.

# africa - Friday 20 March, 2015

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

# africa - Monday 16 March, 2015

Toto’s bass player “now at peace” after dying in his sleep

He had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2007.

# africa - Sunday 15 March, 2015

How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?

The president has described a spate of killings and maimings as an embarrassment.

# africa - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Albino people ‘killed for their body parts’ in spate of Malawi murders

Malawian albino people are “living in fear of being attacked or killed”.

# africa - Monday 9 March, 2015

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind

The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.

# africa - Friday 20 February, 2015

This map shows what Africa’s deadliest terror group may be planning next

The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.

# africa - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Zuma: I’m not racist, white people won’t be chased out of South Africa

However he said would never stop talking about history because children should know the country’s past to ensure that mistakes were not repeated.

# africa - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Baby Mamanie lost her parents and grandparents. But she’s considered “lucky”

GOAL brings us the story of one survivor of the deadly virus.

# africa - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: ‘The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic’

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# africa - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The42 Incredible scenes as AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea qualify for quarter-finals The Unlikely Lads

Incredible scenes as AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea qualify for quarter-finals

The team’s manager Esteban Becker was only appointed 11 days before the tournament began.

# africa - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

# africa - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: “I challenge you to attack me now”

Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.

# africa - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR

“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”

# africa - Saturday 10 January, 2015

An African moon mission is in the works, but they’re having trouble getting funding off the ground

They’ve raised just €11,000 of a €126,000 target.

# africa - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# africa - Monday 5 January, 2015

Suspected Al-Qaeda leader dies in US just days ahead of trial

He was accused of being involved in the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998.

# africa - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone’s 7,000+ Ebola victims

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# africa - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly

As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.

# africa - Saturday 29 November, 2014

How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa

They’re being used to track down poachers.

# africa - Thursday 20 November, 2014

50,000 Irish citizens could be affected by Obama’s immigration law change

The President will be using his power to create a system that better facilitates undocumented immigrants.

# africa - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

America’s main public broadcaster is not happy with our ministers NPR

America’s main public broadcaster is not happy with our ministers

Not happy. Not one little bit.

# africa - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Tiny porcupine successfully fights off 17 curious lions Spiky

Tiny porcupine successfully fights off 17 curious lions

Nature, you incredible.

# africa - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here’s how our President is getting on in Africa

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

# africa - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.

# africa - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

# africa - Friday 17 October, 2014

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released

Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.

# africa - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

# africa - Saturday 11 October, 2014

‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

# africa - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nurses demand details of HSE’s Ebola plan

Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.

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