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#Africa

# 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.

'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage

“The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see.”

# africa - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# africa - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

This Irish man is set to fly to Africa with a lawnmower engine on his back

Oisín Creagh has been flying paramotors for the last ten years.

# 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.

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