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#Africa

# africa - Yesterday’s News

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.

# 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.

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