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#Africa

# africa - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now Ashes To Ashes This post contains videos

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now

An estimated $100m worth of illegal ivory is being torched.

# africa - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irish-born UN Ambassador's motorcade hits and kills boy

A jeep in her motorcade hit the boy. She offered the boy’s family ‘profound condolences and our grief and heartbreak’.

# africa - Thursday 31 March, 2016

PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued

His family reportedly abandoned him because they thought he was a witch.

# africa - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'

Extreme forms of mutilation can lead to difficulties in menstruation, painful intercourse, incontinence and infertility.

# africa - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Woman found guilty of 1997 baby kidnap

A coincidence reunited the girl with her biological family.

# africa - Saturday 6 February, 2016

‘I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day’

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

# africa - Friday 29 January, 2016

‘I don’t know if my child’s been buried’ – Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he ran to take refuge has no idea where the boy’s body is.

# africa - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.

# africa - Friday 27 November, 2015

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

# africa - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

# africa - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

From Business ETC A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit Amazing.com

A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit

The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.

# africa - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict

The African Union has accused South Sudanese forces of extreme violence since the country’s civil war began nearly two years ago.

# africa - Friday 16 October, 2015

A hunter has shot the biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years

A German national paid the equivalent of €53,000 for a permit to land the bull elephant.

# africa - Friday 9 October, 2015

In photos: Can you think of a suitable Irish name for this baby giraffe? Search This post contains images

In photos: Can you think of a suitable Irish name for this baby giraffe?

Fota Wildlife Park is looking for your help.

# africa - Monday 28 September, 2015

4 things you need to know about the (now failed) coup in Burkina Faso

The country’s interim government was restored earlier this week after a week-long coup.

# africa - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people

The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.

# africa - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Thousands are fleeing Eritrea – what are they running from?

The country is producing around 4,000 migrants every single month.

# africa - Monday 7 September, 2015

Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over Cheeky This post contains videos

Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over

The elephant is said to have been startled as it had bad eyesight and only spotted the men at the last minute.

# africa - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Women and girls killed in crash at Swaziland festival where king chooses a new wife

Up to 40,000 young women dance before the king during the Reed

# africa - Sunday 23 August, 2015

‘Africa’s North Korea’ — the worst regime you’ve never heard of

Thousands of refugees are trying to escape.

# africa - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions

Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.

# africa - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The oldest ‘modern’ hand in the world has been discovered

A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.

# africa - Monday 17 August, 2015

Feeling pressured by men, Ivory Coast women ignore ban on skin-whitening creams

The country banned lightening products earlier this year.

# africa - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Facebook billionaire gives millions of ‘no strings attached’ cash to poor people

Could direct payments to those who need it most be the way forward?

# africa - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Heard of this African version of Sex and the City? It’s pretty glamorous

The web series stars five ambitious women settling back in their native Ghana after living abroad.

# africa - Saturday 25 July, 2015

# africa - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

‘My name belonged and so I belonged’ – Barack Obama is about to return to his ‘homeland’

The president has visited Kenya before, but never as president.

# africa - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

At least three have died in conflicts.

# 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.

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