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# africa - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders
# Racial Tensions
# Racial Tensions

'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders

Dec 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 33,974 Views 11 Comments

Robert Turner was one of the latest victims of a long campaign of violence against the country’s farmers who are largely white.

# africa - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe
# Robert Mugabe
# Robert Mugabe

Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe

Nov 18th 2017, 12:45 PM 13,701 Views 25 Comments

The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.

# africa - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil
# Deposed Leader
# Deposed Leader

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil

Nov 16th 2017, 3:09 PM 22,825 Views 41 Comments

Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week but he may still succeed him.

# africa - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him
# Karma Police
# Karma Police

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

Oct 22nd 2017, 1:07 PM 17,706 Views 30 Comments

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

# africa - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history
# Somalia
# Somalia

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history

Oct 15th 2017, 6:07 PM 19,518 Views 26 Comments

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.

# africa - Saturday 14 October, 2017

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing
# Mogadishu
# Mogadishu

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing

Oct 14th 2017, 6:48 PM 6,179 Views 7 Comments

Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.

# africa - Monday 9 October, 2017

Anthrax is being blamed for the sudden deaths of over 100 hippos in Namibia
# Dead In The Water
# Dead In The Water

Anthrax is being blamed for the sudden deaths of over 100 hippos in Namibia

Oct 9th 2017, 3:29 PM 16,582 Views 14 Comments

Despite its notoriety as a biological weapon, anthrax is a bacterial disease that can be fatal for African wildlife.

# africa - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush
# Niger
# Niger

Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush

Oct 5th 2017, 10:35 AM 18,701 Views 28 Comments

The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.

# africa - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
# Riots
# Riots

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Aug 12th 2017, 10:14 AM 4,863 Views 2 Comments

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

# africa - Thursday 10 August, 2017

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea
# Yemen
# Yemen

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea

Aug 10th 2017, 8:43 PM 16,727 Views 16 Comments

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

# africa - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

Jul 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,065 Views 11 Comments

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# africa - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

Jul 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,429 Views 3 Comments

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# africa - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,458 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# africa - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Jun 26th 2017, 10:26 AM 15,262 Views 58 Comments

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# africa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff
# Brain Drain
# Brain Drain

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,459 Views 58 Comments

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

# africa - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award
# José Eduardo Agualusa
# José Eduardo Agualusa

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award

Jun 21st 2017, 12:00 PM 10,320 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa.

# africa - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,318 Views 18 Comments

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# africa - Saturday 25 March, 2017

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter
# Gelatin Remedy
# Gelatin Remedy

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter

Mar 25th 2017, 4:00 PM 15,044 Views 25 Comments

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
# Siwaphiwe Mbambo

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa

Mar 13th 2017, 4:33 PM 16,045 Views 0 Comments

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
# Famine
# Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,679 Views 48 Comments

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
# Famine

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Feb 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,798 Views 8 Comments

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
# Boris In Banjul

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth

Feb 15th 2017, 4:14 PM 14,407 Views 29 Comments

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
# Biblical
# Biblical

The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to it

Jan 29th 2017, 11:30 AM 21,027 Views 9 Comments

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
# Unrest
# Unrest

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Jan 19th 2017, 9:36 AM 10,158 Views 16 Comments

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
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia

Jan 18th 2017, 4:51 PM 19,564 Views 12 Comments

Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.

# africa - Monday 16 January, 2017

Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year
# PREDICTION
# PREDICTION

Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year

Jan 16th 2017, 10:31 PM 20,127 Views 25 Comments

The priest had even given a date.

# africa - Friday 23 December, 2016

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'
# Unfamiliar Territory
From The42
# Unfamiliar Territory

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 7,854 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fake Plastic Rice
# Fake Plastic Rice

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic

Dec 23rd 2016, 3:08 PM 16,508 Views 21 Comments

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
# Harare Situation
# Harare Situation

92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe

Dec 17th 2016, 5:21 PM 9,732 Views 53 Comments

He has led the country for 36 years.

# africa - Friday 2 December, 2016

A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant
# Shock Victory
# Shock Victory

A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:44 PM 24,941 Views 13 Comments

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
# Global Youth
# Global Youth

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey

Oct 21st 2016, 10:52 AM 16,328 Views 42 Comments

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
# Rwanda's Zips
# Rwanda's Zips

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine

Oct 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,712 Views 5 Comments

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
# Nice Suit
# Nice Suit

Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear

Oct 16th 2016, 9:30 AM 16,615 Views 5 Comments

Three piece suits are often the order of the day.

# africa - Friday 14 October, 2016

Colaiste Lurgan's cover of Toto's Africa is the Friday night anthem we deserve
# Africa
From The Daily Edge
# Africa

Colaiste Lurgan's cover of Toto's Africa is the Friday night anthem we deserve

Oct 14th 2016, 4:03 PM 17,398 Views 6 Comments

Big buala bos!

# africa - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa
# Bóthar Ark
# Bóthar Ark

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

Oct 11th 2016, 10:02 PM 29,156 Views 60 Comments

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
# Redemption
# Redemption

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Sep 11th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,749 Views 6 Comments

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
# Outbreak Fears
# Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 7,400 Views 5 Comments

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
# Lawnmower Man
# Lawnmower Man

One man's dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week

Aug 14th 2016, 8:45 AM 15,977 Views 20 Comments

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
# Backlash
# Backlash

The party of Nelson Mandela has had its worst electoral result since apartheid

Aug 5th 2016, 8:04 PM 10,484 Views 44 Comments

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
# Unburied Bodies
# Unburied Bodies

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital

Jul 15th 2016, 7:00 PM 14,709 Views 10 Comments

Those who fled the latest violence described a campaign of wanton destruction.