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Africa

# africa - Today’s News

Sierra Leone declares “Stay At Home Day” in bid to curb ebola

An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.

# africa - Yesterday’s News

Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread

The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?

This video shows how the infection takes hold.

# africa - Saturday 26 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history

Religious belief, social mores, misinformation and a general mistrust of conventional medicine are all contributing to the spread of the deadly virus.

# africa - Friday 25 July, 2014

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after ‘disintegrating’

France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.

This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa – and he’s pretty serious about it

Jeremiah Heaton wants to turn the area into an agricultural hub for the region.

# africa - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people crashed – Reports

Storms were reported in the area when the plane went missing last night

# 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.

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