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#Africa

# 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

# africa - Monday 10 November, 2014

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

# 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.

# africa - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

WHO says Ebola is “unavoidable” in Europe as three more isolated in Spain

A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.

# africa - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

# africa - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

‘We should be worried about Ebola – but for Africa, not ourselves’

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

# africa - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.

European doctors urge governments to “mobilise” in fight against Ebola

Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.

# africa - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas

The poachers say hunting was the only way to make a living.

# africa - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: ‘It is time to re-think what we think we know about Africa’

Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.

# africa - Monday 8 September, 2014

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

# africa - Friday 5 September, 2014

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

# africa - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

# africa - Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘I will not go back to get killed’: Lesotho PM flees to South Africa

Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# africa - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There has been a “very, very small” number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

# africa - Monday 25 August, 2014

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo

That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.

# africa - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

# africa - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

# africa - Friday 15 August, 2014

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# africa - Monday 11 August, 2014

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

# africa - Saturday 9 August, 2014

# africa - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak

The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.

# africa - Thursday 7 August, 2014

State of emergency declared in Liberia over deadly Ebola outbreak

The deadly disease has killed around two-thirds of those affected.

# africa - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak

WARNING: This article contains an image of a graphic nature.

# africa - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola

A second American is due to land in America today, while it is “unlikely” a third American has contacted the disease.

# africa - Monday 4 August, 2014

Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.

# africa - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ebola outbreak is “moving faster than our efforts to control it”

The World Health Organisation says consequences could be “catastrophic” if the disease continues to spread.

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