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#Africa

# africa - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe

The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.

# africa - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil Deposed Leader This post contains videos

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil

Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week but he may still succeed him.

# africa - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

# africa - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.

# africa - Saturday 14 October, 2017

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing

Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.

# africa - Monday 9 October, 2017

Anthrax is being blamed for the sudden deaths of over 100 hippos in Namibia

Despite its notoriety as a biological weapon, anthrax is a bacterial disease that can be fatal for African wildlife.

# africa - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush

The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.

# africa - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

# africa - Thursday 10 August, 2017

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

# africa - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# africa - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# africa - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# africa - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# africa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

# africa - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award

We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa.

# africa - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# africa - Saturday 25 March, 2017

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter

The donkey gelatin industry is said to be worth millions of dollars in China, which is now looking to Africa to satisfy new demand.

# africa - Monday 13 March, 2017

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa Siwaphiwe Mbambo This post contains videos

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa

The woman had claimed her car was hijacked with her baby inside.

# africa - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# africa - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# africa - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth Boris In Banjul This post contains videos

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth

The UK foreign secretary refused to answer questions on his views of colonialism.

# africa - Sunday 29 January, 2017

The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to it

More than 200,000 people still get leprosy every year.

# africa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

# africa - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia

Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.

# africa - Monday 16 January, 2017

Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year

The priest had even given a date.

# africa - Friday 23 December, 2016

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'

Donal Lenihan recalls when the Irish team travelled to a town in the middle of the desert in southern Namibia

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic

The country’s inflation is running at 18.5%, driven by higher food prices partly caused by a ban on rice imports.

# africa - Saturday 17 December, 2016

92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe

He has led the country for 36 years.

# africa - Friday 2 December, 2016

A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant

The 22-year-rule of Yahya Jammeh has ended.

# africa - Friday 21 October, 2016

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey

The Global Youth Development Index ranks countries in terms of prospects and opportunities for young people.

# africa - Sunday 16 October, 2016

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine

On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.

Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear

Three piece suits are often the order of the day.

# africa - Friday 14 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Colaiste Lurgan's cover of Toto's Africa is the Friday night anthem we deserve Africa

# africa - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.

# africa - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

# africa - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# africa - Sunday 14 August, 2016

One man's dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week

Yes lawnmower. Or paramotor to give it its proper title. Oisín Creagh’s peculiar journey should take about a month.

# africa - Friday 5 August, 2016

The party of Nelson Mandela has had its worst electoral result since apartheid

The ANC has even lost control of the municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay.

# africa - Friday 15 July, 2016

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital

Those who fled the latest violence described a campaign of wanton destruction.

# africa - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence Taking Cover This post contains videos

Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence

The three are among 260 staff from Concern Worldwide in the country.

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