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# africa - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Thu 6:46 PM 9,366 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

# africa - Thursday 16 September, 2021

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
# Isis
# Isis

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

Sep 16th 2021, 10:56 AM 31,743 Views 14 Comments

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation a few weeks ago, French authorities said.

# africa - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Plea to share spare coronavirus vaccines in order to avert ‘moral catastrophe’
# Vaccine Plea
# Vaccine Plea

Plea to share spare coronavirus vaccines in order to avert ‘moral catastrophe’

Jun 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 14,535 Views 16 Comments

Vaccine shipments into Africa have ground to a ‘near halt’, the WHO said last week.

# africa - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
# Banned
# Banned

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules

Jun 5th 2021, 6:46 PM 20,210 Views 19 Comments

The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.

At least 114 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest jihadist attacks since 2015
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

At least 114 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest jihadist attacks since 2015

Jun 5th 2021, 4:17 PM 15,507 Views 6 Comments

The country’s president described the massacre as “barbaric” and three days of national mourning have been declared.

# africa - Monday 31 May, 2021

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
# Pan African Parliament
# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,658 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

# africa - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Macron admits to French guilt over role in 1994 Rwandan genocide
# Genocide
# Genocide

Macron admits to French guilt over role in 1994 Rwandan genocide

May 27th 2021, 2:18 PM 11,744 Views 7 Comments

The French president stopped short of an apology but recognised that France bears ‘an overwhelming responsibility’ for the killing of 800,000 people.

# africa - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Spain confirms journalists murdered after abduction in Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

Spain confirms journalists murdered after abduction in Burkina Faso

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 2:00 PM 35,332 Views 10 Comments

An Irishman was also taken during the attack.

# africa - Friday 19 March, 2021

First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness

Mar 19th 2021, 8:29 AM 15,768 Views 12 Comments

Questions remain over the true cause of the late president’s death, after multiple rumours he had Covid-19 or had sought treatment abroad.

# africa - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61
# Africa
# Africa

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61

Mar 18th 2021, 7:10 AM 32,426 Views 20 Comments

He had said last year that Tanzania had eradicated Covid through three days of national prayer.

# africa - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Leaders track progress on African bid to 'silence guns'
# Fighting Violence
# Fighting Violence

Leaders track progress on African bid to 'silence guns'

Dec 6th 2020, 3:58 PM 11,862 Views 6 Comments

The Africa Union (AU) adopted a plan in 2013 to silence guns on the continent by the year 2020.

# africa - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Namibia is planning to sell 170 live elephants because of drought and conflict
# Overpopulation
# Overpopulation

Namibia is planning to sell 170 live elephants because of drought and conflict

Dec 3rd 2020, 10:00 PM 19,644 Views 30 Comments

The government had been criticised for shooting elephants to control overpopulation.

# africa - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Africa records two million coronavirus cases amid fears of fresh surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Africa records two million coronavirus cases amid fears of fresh surge

Nov 19th 2020, 9:44 AM 17,345 Views 18 Comments

The continent of 1.3 billion people is being warned against ‘prevention fatigue’.

# africa - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago
# High Court
# High Court

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:26 PM 60,075 Views 0 Comments

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

# africa - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

R&B singer Akon moves ahead with Black Panther-style city in Senegal
# Africa
# Africa

R&B singer Akon moves ahead with Black Panther-style city in Senegal

Sep 1st 2020, 7:28 AM 47,476 Views 37 Comments

Akon, who first announced his idea for the utopian city in 2018, has described it as a “real-life Wakanda”.

# africa - Saturday 4 July, 2020

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases
# Africa
# Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Jul 4th 2020, 1:13 PM 25,729 Views 6 Comments

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

# africa - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
# History
# History

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

Jun 10th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,959 Views 57 Comments

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

# africa - Friday 5 June, 2020

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister
# Mali
# Mali

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister

Jun 5th 2020, 10:09 PM 24,530 Views 43 Comments

Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.

# africa - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it
# Trócaire
# Trócaire

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it

Mar 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,467 Views 24 Comments

Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.

# africa - Saturday 22 February, 2020

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'
# Africa
# Africa

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'

Feb 22nd 2020, 1:45 PM 14,776 Views 12 Comments

There has been 200 suspected cases on the continent but nearly all have been confirmed negative.

# africa - Friday 3 January, 2020

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football
# The Age Of Football
# The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

Jan 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 11,564 Views 9 Comments

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

# africa - Friday 27 December, 2019

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football
# The Age Of Football
From The42
# The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

Dec 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 12,297 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

# africa - Monday 4 November, 2019

Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast
# Benin
# Benin

Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast

Nov 4th 2019, 7:59 AM 16,396 Views 11 Comments

The Gulf of Guinea has become one of the most dangerous maritime regions in the world.

# africa - Monday 21 October, 2019

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe
# Drought
# Drought

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe

Oct 21st 2019, 9:35 PM 11,593 Views 22 Comments

More than five million rural Zimbabweans – nearly a third of the population – are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020.

# africa - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in South Africa
# Africa
# Africa

Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in South Africa

Apr 7th 2019, 12:30 PM 69,827 Views 145 Comments

Only the man’s skull and a pair of trousers were recovered.

# africa - Thursday 8 November, 2018

PSG open probe into claims of racial profiling of young players
# Allegation
From The42
# Allegation

PSG open probe into claims of racial profiling of young players

Nov 8th 2018, 7:10 PM 3,137 Views 1 Comment

French investigative website Mediapart cited documents from the latest series of Football Leaks allegations.

# africa - Friday 21 September, 2018

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Updated Sep 21st 2018, 10:08 PM 24,859 Views 8 Comments

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers.

# africa - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow
# Birds Of Prey
# Birds Of Prey

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow

Jul 25th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,788 Views 0 Comments

Many of the eggs recovered on 26 June have now hatched.

# africa - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier
# Expansion
# Expansion

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier

Jul 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 12,721 Views 21 Comments

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.

# africa - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic
# Causing A Racket
# Causing A Racket

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic

Jun 19th 2018, 5:42 PM 49,102 Views 21 Comments

The document’s serial number corresponded to one of a batch of new passports that were stolen in 2014.

# africa - Monday 11 June, 2018

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Jun 11th 2018, 9:12 PM 9,834 Views 16 Comments

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

# africa - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya
# Floods
# Floods

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

May 10th 2018, 10:47 AM 7,503 Views 2 Comments

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

# africa - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya
# The Hardest Harvest
# The Hardest Harvest

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya

May 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 13,356 Views 20 Comments

Paula Hynes travelled to Kenya to spend two-and-a-half weeks with a remote Maasai tribe.

# africa - Monday 2 April, 2018

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 19,795 Views 54 Comments

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# africa - Friday 9 March, 2018

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
# No Smoke Without Fire
# No Smoke Without Fire

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

Mar 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,750 Views 68 Comments

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

# africa - Saturday 17 February, 2018

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back
# Trocaire Box
# Trocaire Box

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Feb 17th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,499 Views 25 Comments

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

# africa - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports

Feb 13th 2018, 7:17 AM 5,847 Views 7 Comments

Jacob Zuma has refused to resign, local media reported.

# africa - Monday 12 February, 2018

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa
# South Africa
# South Africa

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa

Feb 12th 2018, 11:01 AM 111,728 Views 216 Comments

The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park in the northern province of Limpopo

# africa - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name'

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 11,620 Views 82 Comments

Jenifer Williams lives in Dublin but grew up in the Congo, she described it as “a ground of no mercy”.

# africa - Sunday 28 January, 2018

These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought
# Israel
# Israel

These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought

Jan 28th 2018, 3:30 PM 17,322 Views 36 Comments

The ancient jawbone is believed to be somewhere between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.

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