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Africa

# 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.

# africa - Friday 1 August, 2014

‘Crisis team’ set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship

Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.

World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan

The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.

# africa - Thursday 31 July, 2014

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 - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

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.

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